FY 2024 - FY 2026 Request for Proposal (RFP)

Funding Process Overview

United Way’s investment process is a multi-step process that is put in place to ensure that all are contributing to achievement of the community goals. UWECI conducts a for Proposal (RFP) process every three years. In years two and three UWECI conducts an annual review to determine the renewal of funding. Funding each year is determined by the amount of money raised.

Eligibility for Funding

To be eligible for United Way funding through the Community Impact Partner Fund or other means, organizations must demonstrate that they are able to meet all the following requirements:

  • Be a 501(c)3 entity or an accepted entity that operates for charitable purposes in health and human services.
  • Serve residents of one of the five counties in United Way of East Central Iowa’s service
    area (Benton, Cedar, Iowa, Jones, Linn).
  • Be governed by an active, nonsectarian, voluntary board of directors or its equivalent,
    consisting of members of the general community.
  • Maintain at least one half-time FTE staff (20 hours per week).

Current Funding Cycle

The FY2024 – FY2026 Request for Proposal for the Community Impact Partner Fund is now closed. The Request for Proposal was due at noon on February 3, 2023. To learn more about our new community-driven strategy, Unite to Inspire, please follow the links below: