United Way of Story County Announces Grant Opportunity

Golf Fore Kids

United Way of Story County (UWSC) is announcing Request for Proposals for disbursement of proceeds from the 2021 Golf Fore Kids event. The proceeds will fund programs and initiatives that impact the lives of Story County kids above and beyond current funding opportunities. The deadline for submitting proposals is Friday, Aug. 20, 2021, at 4:30 p.m. Announcement of the programs and initiatives to be funded will be made no later than Friday, Oct. 29, 2021. 


Proposal forms are available on the UWSC website at www.uwstory.org/grants. Proposals must be submitted on this form, and incomplete proposals will not be accepted. The UWSC Allocations Committee will review proposals and make a recommendation to the UWSC Board of Directors, which will make the final decisions on programs and initiatives to be funded.


Grants shall be made for programs that further the mission of UWSC. Priority will be given to those programs that reach underserved populations and/or are focused on the following UWSC’s 2025 Community Impact Goals:

  • Health: healthy food access/nutrition programs, mental health awareness programming, mental health services
  • Education: a focus on reaching underserved learners through parenting programs, high-quality early childhood education, summer enrichment programs, and reading programs. Community-based education programs also will be considered.
  • Financial Stability: emergency food programs, emergency rent & utility programs, programs assisting adults with employment /further education through childcare sliding fee scales or transitional living programs. Other programs that assist families in improving their financial situation will be considered if the program has a method for assessing such improvement.


Proposals may address expansion of programs and initiatives that are already funded by UWSC (through the ASSET process or grants process), or they may address programs and initiatives not currently funded by UWSC. Proposals for ongoing operating costs or capital expenditures will not be considered.


Funding will typically not exceed $3,000 per program or initiative. Non-profit agencies submitting proposals may or may not be partner agencies of UWSC.


Submissions should be made electronically to unitedway@uwstory.org. If you have any questions or need additional information, please call Jean Kresse at (515) 268-5142.


The Golf Fore Kids tournament will be held at the Ames Golf and Country Club on Friday, Aug. 6. Anyone interested in playing in the tournament can register online at www.uwstory.org/golf-fore-kids.