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New Funding Available From United Way

Grant Requests for Education Impact Programs Due July 1, 2015


United Way of Indian River County is now accepting grant applications for non-profit programs serving county residents and intending to produce measurable results that align with community goals in education.

A newly formed United Way Community Impact Fund has been established to invest in programs and services provided by high performing nonprofit organizations. As part of a continuing effort to advance the common good, United Way is focusing on the building blocks of a good quality of life – education, financial stability and health.

Current grants are open to any nonprofit serving or looking to serve Indian River County with programs that contribute to the following goals:

  • Early Learning
  • All children are nurtured by caregivers who promote early learning and development to prepare them for Kindergarten.
  • Community Goal to increase to 85% the children who enter Kindergarten ready to succeed, by 2019.
  • Academic and School Success 
  • Students will continue to stay on track for High School Readiness
  • Community Goal to increase to 90% the 3rd Graders who are performing on Grade Level and increase their positive behaviors, by 2019.
  • Graduate for Success
  • Students graduate high school on time prepared for continuing education, work and life.
  • Community Goal to increase to 90% the students who graduate on time from High School, by 2019


Agencies selected for funding will receive a one-year commitment from United Way and will be eligible for a multiyear funding agreement in 2017 based on ability to show measurable program results.

This year United Way of Indian River County is investing almost $2 million in Community Impact Grants with the goal of creating a community of partners that are making a lasting impact for children and families in our area.

Applications can be downloaded here:


and must be received by July 1, 2015.

Questions can be directed to Meredith Egan at Meredith.Egan@unitedwayirc.org

Applications due by 4:00 p.m. on July 1, 2015.

United Way of Indian River County invites people to get involved by helping others. Go to www.volunteerindianrivercounty.org to learn about local opportunities for service.







Funds Awarded Under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program

United Way of Indian River County has been notified that Indian River County will receive federal funds under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program (EFSP).  The Phase 31 award of $65,772 will be used to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the area. 

Local Board Chairman Michael Kint noted, “Last year’s grant award provided funds for eight local nonprofit agencies in the areas of mass shelter, off-site shelter, rental and mortgage assistance, utility assistance and support for a food pantry.” 

The decision to provide funds to Indian River County was made by a National Board chaired by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) which consists of representatives from The Salvation Army, American Red Cross, United Jewish Communities, Catholic Charities, U.S.A., National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. and United Way of America which will provide the administrative staff and function as fiscal agent.  This National Board was charged to distribute funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas around the country.

The Local EFSP Board made up of representatives from government, religious and human service agencies will be convened to determine how the funds will be awarded among the local emergency food and shelter programs.  The Local Board is responsible for recommending local human service agencies to receive these funds