Current Funding Opportunities
2022-2025 Innovation Grant Cycle
Capital Area United Way (CAUW) envisions a community where everyone is empowered to reach their full potential. Our mission is to solve our community’s toughest challenges by leveraging partnerships to advance the common good in education, income stability, and healthy living. In pursuit of this mission, we seek to partner with the most efficient and effective service providers in the Louisiana Capital Area.
Underlying the role and mission of CAUW is a firm belief in the dignity of all people. We reaffirm this belief in our policies which guide and direct employment practices, agency and program funding, volunteer recruitment, and service delivery. CAUW values diversity and prioritize the dignity of all people without regard to race, creed, color, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, gender, age, or national origin. United Way promotes the full realization of this policy through the positive recognition of the value of diversity.
CAUW’s work prioritizes the ALICE population. ALICE stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. The ALICE population is comprised of working residents that are struggling to make ends meet, have little or no savings, and are one emergency away from falling into poverty. The ALICE population includes every race, age, gender, and ethnicity and work in a variety of professions across our community.
CAUW’s open, competitive funding process allows an organization to choose the funding path that will address the issues most in need of solutions in their community. All grants will be awarded for a 3-year period of July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2025; pending quarterly and annual review of metrics and success. CAUW intends to fund both existing programs and new, innovative solutions for ALICE in the 10-parish Capital Area. Applicants may submit their application for their individual organizations and/or collaborations. Applicants must include at least one tax exempt organization currently providing direct services.
CAUW will focus on Education, Health, and Income priorities through this Innovation Grant cycle.
Timeline and Important Dates:
- November 15, 2021- RFP Released
- November 18, 2021 - Applications open in e-CImpact
- November, December 2021- Public Application Workshops MANDATORY (Must attend ONE Info Session.) If your organization is unable to attend of the mandatory information sessions above, you must register to request a link to a previously recorded session here.
- November, December, January- Open Technical Assistance Sessions:
- January 20, 2022 at 5pm- Applications close in e-CImpact
- January February, March 2022- Review of applications
- March 2022- CAUW Approval of Grantees
- April 4-8, 2022- Grant Award Notifications Issued via email
- May 2022- Grantee Orientation (Mandatory for Grant Recipients):
- May 12th at 10am Time & Place TBD
- May 19th at Noon Time & Place TBD
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