Funding Applications

Funding Applications


Lake Area United Way Invites Grant Applications

NWI COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund, and

Lake Area United Way Basic Needs/Barrier Buster Fund

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Application Period:         March 1, 2021 – March 31, 2021

Applications Due:            March 31, 2021, 5:00 PM CDT

Notification of Awards:    May 2021

Applicant Qualifications
Applicants must serve people in Lake County, Indiana, and they must qualify as:

  • 501c3 nonprofit organizations
  • Groups fiscally sponsored by a 501c3 nonprofit organization, or
  • Other charitable organizations able to receive a tax-deductible contribution—such as faith-based organizations and other public entities.

NWI COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund

The NWI COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund launched on March 18, 2020, to help ensure individuals, children and families in need are supported during this pandemic. Lake Area United Way and a coalition of partners are working with the human services sector to identify these immediate needs and make emergency funds available to organizations working directly with vulnerable populations.

All grants from this fund will be restricted to COVID-19 relief and recovery efforts. This is a competitive grant opportunity. Past funding does NOT guarantee future funding.

Community Economic Relief Funds are separate from any other LAUW grants. Funding can be awarded in response to agency requests or proactively based on emerging needs. Applicants may request multiple grants from this fund as needs emerge and change over time.

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Lake Area United Way Basic Needs/Barrier Buster Fund

The Basic Needs Grant program supports organizations providing vital services to Lake County, Indiana residents. "Basic needs” includes food, housing, shelter, utility assistance, clothing, mental health and legal assistance (related to a basic need).

This is a competitive grant opportunity. Past funding does NOT guarantee future funding.

LAUW requires grantees to track assistance made possible by this funding on Charity Tracker, a shared, web-based case management system. This software platform is free to nonprofit organizations, and grantees are welcome to use Charity Tracker beyond the scope of this grant. Charity Tracker is user-friendly, intuitive and offers users the ability to record assistance, access customized reports, set goals, track outcomes, and make direct, electronic referrals to other network providers for services.

Grant reporting will include these demographics: Click to download Demographic Reporting Form

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