United Way KFLA announces 2021 Community Investment Fund (Canada)
The United Way Kingston, Frontenac Lennox, and Addington (KFL&A) is seeking proposals for the 2021 Community Investment Fund to provide grants to programs, projects, or small capital expenditures for non-profit organizations in the community.
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Program: Generally, an organized set of activities directed toward a common purpose or goal that an agency undertakes, or proposes to undertake, to carry out its mission/mandate.
Project: A unique venture with a beginning and an end date, undertaken to meet established goals within defined constraints of time, resources, and quality.
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Provide organizations and groups with the financial resources to support projects to strengthen the community.
Encourage formal and informal partnerships among community sectors.
Encourage efficient/effective methods of delivering projects/programs.
Foster innovation and creativity in addressing the needs of the community.
Support the priorities of United Way’s Community Impact Focus Areas and goal.
Support the priorities of the City of Kingston and the creation of a smart, livable, and leading city as described in the City of Kingston Strategic Plan 2019-2022.
The maximum grant amount of $25,000.
All applicant organizations must:
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Be a registered not-for-profit and/or charity providing the charitable number (if available) on the application.
Be volunteer-led and have volunteer involvement in the program.
Be operating in a non-discriminatory manner as set out in the Ontario Human Rights Code.
Provide the most recent copy of the organization’s financial statements.
Sign a United Way and/or City of Kingston agreement, upon approval of an application.
Recognize the support of the United Way and the City of Kingston, wherever possible.
Complete United Way and/or City of Kingston reporting procedures, including a program completion report with statistical data and measurable outcomes for the program.
Be in good financial standing with the United Way and/or the Municipality.
Be in good standing with the United Way or the Municipality with regard to past Community Investment Fund grant projects (successful completion of projects and have submitted final reports).
Provide proof of having general liability insurance in the amount of not less than two million dollars ($2,000,000).
Have only one application per project. No more than two applications per organization.
Have waited two years before applying to this fund if the organization has received a Community Investment Fund grant for two consecutive years prior.
Not have been declined for the same project/program twice in previous years.
Be encouraged to discuss their needs with the United Way or City of Kingston staff to ensure that one application prioritizes the most critical needs.
Demonstrate that they are seeking alternate sources of funding on an on-going basis to achieve self-sufficiency.
For more information, visit https://www.unitedwaykfla.ca/funding/