United Way grant applications available for local nonprofits
The 2022 United Way of Bemidji Area grant application process is now open through March 31 for nonprofits who serve clients in Beltrami County.
BEMIDJI — The 2022 United Way of Bemidji Area grant application process is now open through March 31 for nonprofits who serve clients in Beltrami County.
Guidelines and application materials are available online at www.UnitedWayBemidji.org/grant-opportunities .
To be considered, agencies must be incorporated; not-for-profit and IRS tax-exempt with 501(c)3 documentation; be non-discriminatory; have active, rotating volunteer leadership that represents diverse elements of the Bemidji area; and have sound financial program management, a release said.
In addition, the agency must provide a local community service based on documented need(s) within one or more of United Way’s community impact areas:
- Education: Helping children, youth and adults achieve their full potential.
- Basic needs: Promoting financial stability, increasing self-sufficiency and providing crisis emergency services.
- Health: Improving people's health and social well-being.
Applications, including financials, will be reviewed by a local volunteer committee, the Community Investment Cabinet. Members of the committee will make site visits to all applying agencies to ensure donor dollars are well spent and results are delivered, the release said.
Final investment decisions will be approved by the United Way of Bemidji Area Board of Directors in June.