MASON CITY – United Way of North Central Iowa announces the beginning of an open, competitive application process for applicable Education and Income programs for fiscal year 2013-2014. With United Way’s Community Impact focus, its funding criteria for maximum impact on critical human service issues will ensure not only short-term, but improved long-term benefits for north central Iowa. United Way directs resources to services that benefit the building blocks for a good life: education, income and health.
Nonprofit organizations with programs that align with United Way’s Results-Based Accountability Program Framework are encouraged to submit an application.
“Our funding is focused on the most pressing priority needs identified by members of our community,” explains Cait Hamilton, Community Impact Coordinator, United Way of North Central Iowa. “We believe that a community can be stronger by supporting programs that help all of us. When a child succeeds in school, when families are financially stable and when people can live healthy lives we have made the community a better place.”
United Way has established goals, funding strategies and targeted outcomes for each of the categories of education, income and health. Any qualified non-profit organization located in United Way’s 12 county region is eligible to enter the application process: Butler, Cerro Gordo, Chickasaw, Emmet, Floyd, Franklin, Hancock, Kossuth, Mitchell, Palo Alto, Winnebago, and Worth. For materials and more details, please refer to United Way’s website at www.unitedwaynci.org. The complete proposal is due by Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 4:30 p.m.