Berkshire United Way seekding proposals for community investment

Berkshire United Way is seeking proposals for community investment from prospective funded partners.  Its Community Impact Request-for-Proposal (RFP) addressing the funding period from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2019, is now available on-line at

Instructions for completing on-line eligibility as well as a complete list of eligibility requirements are included in the RFP.  Among the latter – organizations must be financially stable, located in and primarily servicing residents of central and southern Berkshire County, structured as a not-for-profit, governed by an active, locally based, volunteer board of directors, and deliver programs and outcomes that align with one of two priority community issues: early childhood development and positive youth development. 

Those organizations that receive eligibility confirmation through the on-line process will then receive instructions on completing the application. Applicants may submit questions on the Request for Proposal via email to by March 3, 2017. Questions and answers will be posted on the online data management (ODM) system. For technical assistance, email Julie Singley, coordinator of research and evaluation, at NO LATER THAN NOON on March 16. Questions will not be answered after 3/16.