United Way of Southwest Minnesota Community Impact Grants Open

United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. In southwest Minnesota, we focus on health, education, financial stability, hunger and safety & well-being. 2019 Community Impact Grants are now open and must address at least one of United Way of Southwest Minnesota’s (UWSWMN) Priorities. Programs must be delivered in our service area which includes Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Yellow Medicine and portions of Cottonwood, Lac qui Parle, Nobles and Redwood counties. To see the detailed list of communities and zip codes covered by UWSWMN, determine eligibility and access the online grant platform; please visit www.unitedwayswmn.org (Our Impact tab—Community Impact Grants section).

The grant application deadline is Monday, April 1, 2019 at 5:00pm. All applications must be submitted online and extensions will not be granted. Applications that do not align, are late and/or incomplete will not be considered for UWSWMN funding. All grant applications will be reviewed by a team of trained community volunteers who will make recommendations on funding to the UWSWMN board of directors. Grant funding comes from donations given to UWSWMN during its recent fund-raising campaign.

United Way of Southwest Minnesota will hold grant workshops and demo the online grant platform (no paper submissions will be accepted).  Applicants must attend a free grant workshop in order to apply. Workshops will be held at the Marshall Lyon County Library on the following dates: Wednesday, February 20th from 9:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m., Monday, March 4 from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. and Thursday, March 14 from 2:45 p.m.-4:45 p.m. RSVP’s are required for planning purposes to unitedway@unitedwayswmn.org or by calling 507-929-2273.