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Community Impact Sponsorship Awards

Berkshire United Way announces the availability of $4,000 to support community groups or organizations in Berkshire County that serve children in grades K through 12 and whose activities align with the organization's work in positive youth development (examples of qualifying groups include, but are not limited to, student councils and booster clubs).

Maximum awards are $200 per organization per fiscal year (July 1 through June 30). Programs currently funded by Berkshire United Way are not eligible.

Interested organizations should complete a Community Impact Sponsorship Request Form. Completed requests are reviewed and awarded on a rolling basis, pending available funding.

Request for Proposal (RFP)

Berkshire United Way announces the availability of funding for the two-year period of July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2021. The purpose of this request for proposal (RFP) is to build economic mobility through educational and employment opportunities that will have impactful outcomes for individuals and families in Berkshire County, from birth through adulthood. Priority will be given to integrated/collaborative approaches and organizations addressing needs of both children or youth and the adults in their lives.

Prior to submitting a proposal, interested organizations must complete an online eligibility form and submit evidence of the following requirements: organization must be financially stable, located in and primarily serving residents of central and southern Berkshire County, structured as a not-for-profit, governed by an active, locally based, volunteer board or elected body, and deliver programs and outcomes that address the priority community issues of early childhood development, positive youth development, or economic prosperity.

Proposals must be completed and submitted to Singley by midnight, March 17, 2019. Investment decisions will be based on the results of the competitive RFP process, which includes review by community volunteers and their recommendations for funding to the Berkshire United Way board of directors.