For the 2019–2020 fiscal year, United Way of Tarrant County allocated more than $10 million in funding to partners in the community, including almost $5 million allocated to address social issues identified in the organization’s recent Community Assessment: basic needs and financial stability; education/workforce; mental, emotional and physical health; affordable housing/homelessness; and transportation.

Community, corporate, government and foundation donations to United Way of Tarrant County make it possible for the organization to invest resources toward our community’s most pressing issues.

Community investments include $6 million in donor-designated gifts; $2.2 million for Safety Net programs, which constitute a network of services offered to the community through the United Way of Tarrant County’s system of partners; and $1.16 million for Scalable Community Change, which includes programs targeted at communities rather than individuals. Investments also include more than $355,00 for System’s Change funding, which focuses on the root causes of issues, more than $370,000 in funding through the Veterans Fund, which supports military service members and their families, and more than $48,000 to Women United programs, which are focused on women and girls. Each initiative works to address distinct needs in the community.

ALLOCATIONS

Our allocations process begins with announcing our Requests For Proposals (RFPs) via email and social media encouraging organizations to visit our website to download and apply. If appropriate, a bidder’s conference is held to inform applicants and address any questions before the completion of the proposal. Responses are considered and ranked by a volunteer Review Panel. The panel’s recommendations move forward to the Community Investment Cabinet for its approval for funding. The United Way Board of Directors then provides final approval.

REQUESTS FOR PROPOSALS

The United Way of Tarrant County (UWTC) is now soliciting proposals for funding to support Systems Change and Scalable Community Change during the 2020-2021 program year.

Systems Change involves approaches that target the root causes, or determinants, of social problems and provides effective activities and funding to solve the problem. UWTC is interested in providing temporary financial support to coalitions, task forces, and strategic partnerships that have a common agenda and purpose that are working to create systems change to address specific issues negatively affecting our community.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Application Release: Monday, December 9, 2019
Mandatory Bidder’s Conference:
Friday, December 13, 2019, 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
UWTC Arlington, 401 W. Sanford Street, Suite 2600, Arlington, TX

Monday, December 16, 2019, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
UWTC Board Room, 1500 N. Main Street, Suite 200, Fort Worth, TX

Application Deadline: Friday, January 31, 2020, 3:00 p.m.
Notice of Funding: Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Funding Period: July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021

SYSTEMS CHANGE RFPSYSTEMS CHANGE RFP

Scalable Community Change involves programmatic work that is tested, evidence-based, and replicable that is designed to affect communities through specific outcome measures, not just outputs. UWTC is interested in providing temporary financial support to eligible organizations focused on replicating and/or scaling models of success that have proven results.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Application Release: Monday, December 9, 2019
Mandatory Bidder’s Conference:
Friday, December 13, 2019, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
UWTC Arlington, 401 W. Sanford Street, Suite 2600, Arlington, TX

Monday, December 16, 2019, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
UWTC Board Room, 1500 N. Main Street, Suite 200, Fort Worth, TX

Application Deadline: Friday, January 31, 2020, 3:00 p.m.
Notice of Funding: Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Funding Period: July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021

SCALABLE COMMUNITY CHANGE RFPSCALABLE COMMUNITY CHANGE RFP

e-CImpact

e-CImpact is United Way of Tarrant County’s online community impact management system for agencies and Community Investment volunteers. Authorized users are issued login information. If you need assistance accessing e-CImpact or navigating the system, please contact Erin Bolden at erin.bolden@unitedwaytarrant.org or 817-258-8024 or Chris Alvarado at chris.alvarado@unitedwaytarrant.org or 817-258-8115.

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