The Community Impact Fund was set up to help provide seed money to partner agencies in order to address a gap in service or meet an unmet critical need. This fund is similar to an incubator fund in which United Way helps launch a new program, allowing an agency to establish a proven track record and helps position our partners to leverage the UWNO relationship and successfully apply for future matching funds from other revenue streams. Over the past three years we were able to help our partner agencies get additional revenue totaling over $250,000.
Our Community Impact Grant is a secondary investment strategy and is dependent on the success of our last campaign. Once we have meet the obligations of our long term partners, the board will announce future Community Impact guidelines. For more information on the eligibility criteria, please review the Eligibility Checklist and the Community Impact Grant Application for Non Partner Agencies.
2017 Community Impact Grant Guidelines
Grant(s) were awarded to programs that demonstrated a significant and measurable impact in one or more of the following:
Assisting Ozaukee residents who are in crisis or at risk of becoming homeless reach a more stable environment. Improving emotional and behavioral health among youth and adults and/or strengthening community involvement in promoting wellness in the areas of emotional and behavioral health.
The United Way of Northern Ozaukee (UWNO) announced the 2017 recipients of this year's Community Impact Grants.The Community Impact Grant is over and above the $205,000 annual allocation grants that were awarded back in March 2017 to fifteen partners for essential programs throughout Ozaukee County. Together between the two grants, we reinvested over $311,000. With your help, we have increased funding to the partner agencies over 6% this past year.
This year’s Grants will go to help fund the following:
- Adult Literacy of Ozaukee - "Improving Literacy for Enhanced Employment and Life"
- Advocates - Homeless Prevention
- Balance Inc. - Center for Supported Living
- Big Brothers Big Sisters - Senior Citizen Youth Mentor Recruitment
- Child Advocacy Center - Start Up Costs
- Interfaith Caregivers of Ozaukee - Health Equipment Lending Program
- NAMI - Mental Wellness Family Education
- Ozaukee Family Services - School Based Mental Health Services
- Portal Inc. - Healthy Relationships in Action, Crisis Intervention
- Threshold - Early Childhood & Family Capstone Certification Program