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Request for Funding


*Update 1/28/2020: Due to ongoing fundraising constraints, UWGCM will not be accepting applications from new programs in the 2021 funding year.  Only existing programs that were funded in FY2020 will be eligible to apply.    

Potential applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible to apply:

  • Agency must be exempt from Federal Income Tax under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

  • Agency must have been in continuous operation for a minimum of two years with demonstrated success prior to date of application.
  • The agency must provide programs to residents of Galveston County Mainland that respond to demonstrated human care needs, a publicly identified office with a professional or volunteer staff that is open with a staff member or volunteer available at least 20 hours a week during normal working hours.

  • As required by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regulations, the agency must file a Form 990 with the IRS for the most recent fiscal year.​

  • The agency must operate with management, general and fundraising costs below 25%.

  • The agency must be governed by a local volunteer Board of Directors (representative from Mainland Galveston County).

  • If the agency is part of a regional or national organization, it must have at a minimum, a local advisory committee.

    • ​The local committee must provide United Way with their specific roles and responsibilities as it relates to the agency and the rest of the organization.

    • The local advisory committee must reflect the local community as it relates to the regional operations' areas.  The agency must be able to demonstrate how local volunteers influence the use of local United Way dollars within the community.

    • The local advisory committee must identify how monies being provided by United Way Galveston County Mainland will be spent in Galveston County.

  • ​The agency must utilize the resources of volunteers in the support of effective, meaningful and safe services and to build community capacity, where appropriate.

  • The agency must be able to demonstrate that it has the support of the community and has knowledge of relevant issues and needs in Galveston County.

  • The agency must abide by United Way Galveston County Mainland policies including Fundraising Policy which restricts fundraising activities.

  • The agency must provide financial statements to United Way Galveston County Mainland within six months after year end for each year the agency continues to receive funding.

  • All financial statements must be prepared on an accrual basis according to the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants(AICPA) for non-profit organizations.  Financial statement requirements are based on agency total revenues as follows:

    • Agency/Organization Revenue of $100,000 and above must submit:

      • ​Board approved independent Financial Audit 

      • Most recent Form 990

    • ​Agency/Organization Revenue Less than $100,000 must submit: 

      • ​A Financial Compilation with full disclosures may be submitted in lieu of an independent Financial Audit or a Financial Review

      • Most recent Form 990

  • The agency must carry general/commercial and board liability insurance.  The agency is required to submit proof of insurance with their annual Funding Request.


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