Questions should be directed to Keri Olson, United Way of Whiteside County at 815-625-7973
The United Way of Whiteside County mini grant program will make awards to a non-profit organization serving Whiteside County based upon the submission of a simple one-page application form.
- Applicants must be engaged in the work of Health and Safety, Education, basic needs and/or Income Stability. Their program or project should outline measurable goals and objectives and show the benefit to Whiteside County.
- They must be a governmental agency program, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, or start-up organizations with evidence of having initiated the process of filing for a 501(c)(3) determination from the IRS.
- Applicants should apply for the amount needed, and will be asked to substantiate that the amount requested is the amount needed.
- Grant recipients may need to file written a report 90 days after the receipt of the grant.
- Grant recipients may not directly solicit donations or sponsorships in Whiteside County for this program or project during the United Way of Whiteside County blackout period. (Currently Aug 15- Oct 31).
- Mini grants will not be awarded to current year United Way Partner Agencies.
- Mini grants will be reviewed and approved by the board of directors during the March 2023 Board meeting and recipients will be notified by the Executive Director before April 1, 2023.
- Mini grants will not be awarded for event sponsorships. These funds are to be used for a specific program.
- Submitting a mini grant application does not guarantee funding.