Community Needs Fund

The United Way of Greater Waterbury aims to address the emerging needs of the community, and as such, has created the Community Needs Fund.

The United Way’s adopted Impact Area strategies will be utilized in prioritizing needs to be addressed, in concert with an analysis of the United Way’s funding in Impact Areas. Gaps in services to be addressed through the Community Needs Fund will be identified in this process.

Community Needs Fund Grant Requirements

All awards are for 501c3 organizations in good standing that provide services in the United Way’s ten town area. (Bethlehem, Cheshire, Middlebury, Prospect, Southbury Thomaston, Waterbury, Watertown, Wolcott, Woodbury).

The following requirements apply:

1. Alignment with United Way Outcomes and Strategies
Download Impact Area logic models

2. Statement of Purpose and Use of Funding

  • Intent of program proposed
  • Community need defined and documented
  • Target population identified
  • Outcomes to be achieved through program for individuals and the community
  • Amount requested and specific use of United Way Funds
  • Grant period for the request

3. Data Collection Plan

  • What will you report back to United Way and how will data be collected
  • Measurement tool to be used

4. Agency Budget

  • Approved budget
  • Audit and IRS990

5. Program Budget

  • Approved budget
  • Include any leveraged funds or in-kind services planned

Submit Your Letter of Intent

To submit your letter of intent, or to ask a question regarding the Community Needs Fund grants, please contact:

Jered Bruzas
Chief Impact Officer
United Way of Greater Waterbury
[email protected]
203-757-9855 x116

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