UWSN Community Impact Grants


2023 Request for Proposals


United Way of Southern Nevada is currently seeking requests for grant funding from charitable nonprofit organizations to provide programs and services to residents of Southern Nevada.

Applications must be submitted via our online application platform

This funding opportunity is intended to strengthen organizations that serve children, families, and workers. Proposals must align with one of United Way’s core pathways to impact: Student Success, Workforce Development, or Community Support.

You can sign up for an in-person info session on this grant opportunity at http://www.uwsn.org/rfpinfo.

For more information on UWSN Community Impact priorities, please review UWSN’s Community Impact Agenda 

Please note, organizations applying for funds to provide emergency food and shelter should apply for funding through the Emergency Food and Shelter Program, a separate UWSN grantmaking program. www.uwsn.org/efsp 

UWSN Funding Eligibility

In order to successfully apply for funding from United Way of Southern Nevada, your organization and program must meet the following eligibility criteria:  

  • Must provide services in Southern Nevada (Clark, Nye, Esmerelda, Lincoln Counties)  
  • Must demonstrate clear impact on UWSN funding priorities and objectives (see below)  
  • Must be a nonprofit organization, public charity, or supporting organization (501c3, 509a1, 509a2, 509a3)  
  • Must be operating in the State of Nevada and able to produce a Certificate of Good Standing from the Secretary of State
  • Must provide a complete and correct application  
  • Applicants must also provide financial statements from their organization. These do not need to be audited financial statements, but please provide the audited financials if your organization has secured them in the past 3 years

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have a question about the UWSN Community Impact Grant RFP? Questions must be submitted in writing by March 8, 2023 at [email protected]


What priority areas is United Way of Southern Nevada focusing on?  

Funding will be available to support agencies offering evidence-based programs in three key areas:  

  • Student Success, with a focus on early education, K-12 support, and college and early career 
  • Workforce Development, with a focus on job training and workforce credentials 
  • Community Support, with a focus on crisis support, access, and inclusion 

For more information on UWSN Community Impact priorities, please review UWSN’s Community Impact Agenda 


What do I need to include in the proposal? 

Proposal application packages must be submitted online via our online application platform. The application will request an organization contact form, a narrative describing the program you are requesting funding for, a program logic model, and a program budget. Templates for the logic model and budget are available via a link in the application.  

The program narrative will include a program summary, detail of your program’s past performance, a description of how your program aligns with UWSN’s goals for community impact, considerations for inclusion and equity, and your plans for long-term program sustainability. 

The complete application package will also include a series of attachments confirming eligibility. Please review the application submission webpage for more information. 


How will my application be evaluated? 

Applications will be screened for eligibility and referred to the UWSN Funding Review Committee, a community-based group of volunteers who will score each proposal with a standard rubric. Each application and related reviewer scores will be discussed by the Committee, which will make a formal recommendation.

Please note that there are many determining factors that may result in a funding recommendation including rubric scores, Committee deliberations, application quality, financial statements, program performance, etc. The UWSN Board of Directors will review funding recommendations and provides the final approval of Community Impact Grants.    


When are applications due?

Your work is important and we want to learn more about what you are doing. Please plan to submit your proposal by Friday, March 10, 2023 at 5pm (Pacific) Visit uwsnefsp.smapply.io/prog/Community-Impact-Grants to access the application platform.

You can sign up for an in-person info session on this grant opportunity at http://www.uwsn.org/rfpinfo.


Request for Proposals – Overview and Guidance:  

Click the link (or video) below to watch a video reviewing submission requirements for the 2023 Community Impact Grant application.


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