SMALL GRANTS FOR BLACK-LED NONPROFITS
The Black-Led Nonprofits Small Grants Committee and United Way of Greater Stark County invite Black-Led Nonprofits to request funding for health and human service programs.
Applications are closed now. Applicants will be notified of the outcome by June 15th.
Black-Led Nonprofit Small Grants Committee members:
Richard Bennett, Vera Burton, Tasha Catron, Will Dent, Serena Draper Hendershot, Janelle Lee, Carrilyn Long, Cleo Lucas, John Ramos, Andrea Ramsey, Diane Robinson, Brenda Stevens, Leonard Stevens, Kyle Stone, Christian A. Turner, and Maiharriese Wooden.
Applicants are encouraged to attend two technical assistance sessions. Registration is required. Attendance may be virtual or in-person at United Way.
Black Led Nonprofits Small Grants: Technical Session 1 - Navigating the application May 10, 2023 – In-Person or VirtualBlack Led Nonprofits Small Grants: Technical Session 2- Investment priorities, strategies and metrics selection May 18, 2023 In-Person or Virtual
If you are attending in-person, please contact [email protected] for more information.
Many Stark and Carroll County residents
face ongoing educational challenges
- 34 percent of third-graders are overweight or obese (Source: Stark County Community Health Improvement Plan, 2012)
- 8.2 Infant Mortality Rate – the number of infants who died within their first year of life per 1,000 births – a higher rate than the statewide average of 6.9 and the national average of 5.96 (Source: Stark County THRIVE, 2013)
- 3.0 Infant Mortality Disparity Ratio – black infants die at three times the rate of white infants, a 6.7 IMR for white infants compared to 20.2 IMR for black infants (Source: Stark County THRIVE, 2014)
- 3 percent of children brought into custody sighted parental drug use as a factor with heroin and opiates being the most frequent at 17 percent (Source: Stark County Mental Health and Addiction Recovery, 2015)
- Be a nonprofit led by either Black CEO/President or Board of Directors comprised of 51%+ Black Members.
- Be a health and human service nonprofit that has a two-year history of primarily serving the Black community in Stark and or Carroll County.
- As an organization, have less than a combined total of $500,000 in annual revenue or assets.
Tier One: To be eligible to apply for $1-5,000, applicant organization must meet United Way Designation Policy. This includes but is not limited to being a health and human services nonprofit with either a 501(c)(3) designation or other nonprofit designation.
- Civic, religious, educational or arts organizations are not eligible to apply, except for religious organizations that provide direct health or human service programs.
- Nonprofit organizations without a 501(c)(3) designation may be required to apply under a fiscal agent.
Tier Two: To be eligible to apply for $5,001-10,000, applicant organization must meet United Way Standards for Membership, including but not limited to being a health & human nonprofit organization with 501(c)(3) designation.
APPLICATION EVALUATION & AWARD
All funded programs must provide an annual summary of the impact of the grant including indicators/outcomes, demographics and an essential budget that shows where funds were spent. They must also agree to check-ins every 90 days with members of the Black-Led Nonprofits Small Grants Committee and United Way staff during the grant period.