United Way of Greater Fall River (UWGFR) announced a new Request for Proposals (RFP) open to any 501(c)3 non-profit organization serving the Greater Fall River area for the Fiscal Year 2022.

For the past 74 years, UWGFR has worked with local community partners to address the most pressing needs of the Greater Fall River area. As we emerge from the greatest challenge of our lifetime, UWGFR is expanding and transitioning to an Impact model. Local health and human service agencies that have not received Allocation Funding from UWGFR are encouraged to submit programs for funding consideration.

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Funding is only provided to agencies working in one of these communities:

  1. Assonet
  2. Fall River
  3. Little Compton
  4. Somerset
  5. Swansea
  6. Tiverton
  7. Westport

Agencies are encouraged to apply for funding up to $50,000 to build capacity or expand existing programs with at least one year of service and demonstrated impact in United Way’s core areas of focus. Focus areas for this RFP include:

  • Youth behavioral health services
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion programming
  • Health, education, and financial stability programs that serve historically excluded populations

Proposals, with accompanying documentation, must be uploaded to the United Way of Greater Fall River before 11:59 pm on Wednesday, July 27, 2021, via the online portal. All applications must be submitted through the online portal.

Meg Rogers is the Communications Coordinator at UWGFR. She knows how important this initiative is to the city.

“The COVID-19 pandemic showed us how many partners we have in Greater Fall River," Rogers said. "Opening funding up to new partners and helping them expand impactful programming or build more capacity with the work they’re already doing is vital to Fall River.”

Agencies selected for funding will be notified directly before September 1, 2021. Funding will be prorated and will run from July 1, 2021, until June 30, 2022. For more information, visit uwgfr.org.

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