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Grants to New York Nonprofits in Eligible Counties for Programs that Enhance Economic Security for Low-Income Residents

Community Fund Grant - Financial Stability

GrantWatch ID# 183119
Agency: Foundation

Funding Source
United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region (UWDOR)
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Geographic Focus
USA: New York: Dutchess and Orange Counties

Important Dates
Deadline: 03/17/23 5:00 PM Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $10,000 and grants of up to $50,000 to New York nonprofit organizations in eligible counties for programs that address the economic security of low-income residents. Applicants must view a webinar recording prior to applying. Priority will be given to programs preventing eviction. Requests will be accepted from nonprofits in Dutchess and Orange Counties.

United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region (UWDOR) issues this Request for Proposal as a part of their commitment to achieve the goal of improving the condition of their neighbors affected by poverty and limited resources. UWDOR targets their community investment on strategies that support the financial stability of their most vulnerable neighbors. They aim to improve outcomes for their neighbors living in Dutchess and Orange counties by supporting individuals and families on their path to financial stability. 

In partnership with the community, United Way utilizes a cohesive strategy to address the needs of children, families, and individuals with limited financial resources in Dutchess and Orange Counties. This RFP aims to establish a foundation for financial stability of UWDOR's neighbors and may involve pilot initiatives that will be expanded with future funding. UWDOR is seeking to support partners who share a commitment to the following:

  • A commitment to community-level outcomes focused on demographics and geographic locations with the greatest need
  • A commitment to cross-agency and cross-community collaboration in developing effective strategies; and
  • A comitment to strategies that demonstrate success using evidence-based or evidence-informed models.

United Way has identified a crisis intervention model coupled with case management to address obstacles to financial independence and mobility. UWDOR seeks to support partners with coordinated supports and services. Through a multi-tiered approach, the goal is to create a strong network that supports individuals and families to transition from recurring financial crises to securing financial independence.

Annual Goals: Improve access to resources to alleviate short-term financial crisis in order to increase local families’ economic position.

Community Level Outcomes: Increase financial assets for ALICE and low-income individuals. 

UWDOR prioritizes eviction prevention among the most pressing financial stability based needs. Organizations are encouraged to work in a cohesive housing system to best achieve shared outcomes and work with one another to provide housing resources to housing insecure families and primarily keep families in their current housing to the extent possible. 


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Through this RFP process, UWDOR seeks partnerships with nonprofit organizations in Dutchess or Orange County.

Nonprofit partners are strongly encouraged to incorporate collaborative opportunities into their proposals.

Programs that rely on outside organizations to accomplish stated goals (i.e., school districts) are required to provide letters of commitment that demonstrate support from the outside organization.

Pre-Application Information
- RFP Released February 6th, 2023
- Application Due Date: March 17th , 2023 by 5pm
- Anticipated Award Notifications: June, 2023

If you could not attend the January 25 Mandatory Funding Meeting, please view this video recording: Then complete this form by clicking on the link to certify you viewed it:

Estimated Size of Grant
United Way’s Community Fund is divided into two funding categories:
- For previously funded programs: Maximum request of $50,000
- For programs not previously funded: Funding amount in increments of up to $10,000

Term of Contract
- Through this RFP process, UWDOR seeks partnerships with nonprofit organizations during the time period of July 2023 to June 2024.
- If United Way selects your program for funding, you may be eligible for additional funding next year. This is contingent on your organization remaining in good standing with regards to all United Way contract requirements. Future additional funding is not a guarantee.

Contact Information
Apply Online:

All questions should be submitted in writing to

United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region
75 Market Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

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