Community Impact Grants

United Way of Colquitt County

Community Impact Grant Application

Three Focus Areas:

Education, Health, or Financial Stability

Calendar Years 2022-2025

United Way has a proud history of raising and distributing funds. However, our new endeavor with community impact is an opportunity to take our work to a new level where the focus is on issues, strategies, and the actions needed to improve lives and create lasting change in our communities. United Way Worldwide is focusing on three areas for community impact – health, education and financial stability. The board of United Way of Colquitt County has decided to offer RFPs in the areas of Education, Health or Financial Stability for this grant award.

Applications for funding must align with at least one of these areas and provide an explicit target outcome – specific improvements sought in the lives of the defined community population.


Access to education or educational programs for all demographics in our community.


Helping the whole person from birth to senior adults from mental to physical health.


Conduct population-specific outreach to lower-income workers to increase enrollment in basic education and job readiness programs.

Remove barriers to participation in basic education and job readiness programs by promoting flexible class hours, use of modularized curricula, and provision of transportation and childcare subsidies and tax-credits.

Provide for “gap” services, including books/materials for education/ training, work tools, dress, cost of temp-to-permanent fee.

United Way of Colquitt County also specifies the following conditions for this funding:

  1. Proposals will be accepted from 501©3 organizations as well as other government or charitable organizations if the proposal is aligned with the organization’s mission.
  2. Individual request will be funded for up to three years assuming organizations meet annual requirements and requests may not exceed $8,000 per year.
  3. Funded activities must demonstrate need and benefit to the community.
  4. Funding may be used only for Colquitt County programs and residents.
  5. Each applying organization must provide a measurement tool for their program/activity. The measurement will tie in to one of the strategies in the United Way education, health or financial stability framework.
  6. Local support and partnerships should be identified in the application and considered in making funding decisions.
  7. The impact of this project will be felt in the community and by the target population beyond the three-year funding period.
  8. Applicants must have an outline as to how it will include and publicize its partnership with United Way of Colquitt County in the program.

United Way Impact funds may not be spent on the following:

  1. To replace other funds currently being spent on this initiative.
  2. Capital campaigns, to purchase buildings or other real estate.
  3. To reduce existing deficits.
  4. To support the applicant’s out-of-county activities.

Review of Applications:

A grant review committee consisting of 3 United Way board members with one board member as committee chair and up to 3 non-board members from the target area field. Each organization will be required to meet with the committee to discuss their request. Organizations receiving awards will then meet semi-annually with the committee to review proposals and report progress.

Disbursement of Funds to Grantees          

Successful applicants will receive 75% of their annual funding in September 2022 and 25% after the completion of the mid-year report. The subsequent annual funding will follow the annual and mid-year reviews.

Applications must be submitted on original forms provided, with all required supporting documents and mailed or delivered to United Way of Colquitt County by July 22, 2022.

Applicants must submit an original signed copy plus 8 additional copies.               

Questions may be directed to:  Caroline Horne  Phone: 229-985-2627 or

For more inquiries regarding grant opportunities, call us (229) 985-2627 or use the form below.

United Way of Colquitt County fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in our community.

We strive to help assess needs through our 20+ local agencies by providing donor funds, gathering resources and making partnerships and connections between businesses and local nonprofit organizations.