2020 Grant Requests

2020 Community Impact Grant

We are now accepting grant applications for the 2020 calendar year.  All applications that have been received by the deadline of January 15, 2020 at 2pm (MST) will be reviewed by our committee.  Successful programs will receive notification in late March 2020.  If you have questions, please contact Linda Dodd at director@unitedwayofcarlsbad.org or 575-887-3504.

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The Community Impact Grant addresses several needs within the community.  Specifically in these areas:

Description: Helping individuals of all ages in our community achieve their full potential. 

Priority Outcomes: 

  • Children enter school developmentally on track in terms of literacy and social, emotional, and intellectual skills.
  • Young people graduate from high school.
  • Youth develop life and work skills to help them make a successful transition from high school to adulthood.

Description: Helping families become financially stable and independent, while ensuring that basic needs are met.

Priority Outcomes:  

  • Families have support for basic needs, including shelter and food.
  • Youth and adults develop financial literacy skills.
  • Lower-income families move toward financial stability. 
  • Community members have resources to overcome disasters and emotional or financial crises.

Description: Helping to improve all of our communities members health. 

Priority Outcomes: 

  • Community members have access to basic and preventative health services.
  • Youth and adults are healthy and avoid risky behaviors.
  • Seniors and people with disabilities maximize their self-sufficiency.

These focus areas are open to support all ages in our community. 

Eligibility and Operating Requirements:


  • Operate or provide services within South Eddy County.
  • Operate as a 501 (c)3 non-profit charitable health or health service organization, or organization that facilitates educational programs or as a governmental or quasi-governmental unit
  • Operate under written Articles of Incorporation and By-laws or other written documents or statutes that define the applicant’s purposes, membership, management and operation.
  • Operate on a non-discriminatory basis in employment, recruitment of volunteers and delivery of services.
  • Demonstrate effective program performance and financial responsibility and accountability.
  • Provide services that align with United Way’s identified needs in Education, Health and Income Support.


  • Funds shall be used solely for the granted purpose.
  • Funded activities shall commence by January 1st, 2020 and expenditures shall be made within the funding of January 1st to December 31st year to allow for results to be demonstrated based on spending.
  • Grant funds not expended as directed by United Way and within the time frame allowed shall be returned to United Way.
  • No grant will be given for any purpose that would jeopardize the tax-exempt status of United Way or the applicant organization.
  • Grant recipients shall acknowledge United Way of Carlsbad & South Eddy County in all promotional materials, activities and programs funded with United Way monies.
  • Grant recipients will be asked to sign a Memorandum of Agreement.
  • Grant recipients shall submit a mid-year and year-end report indicating progress on stated outputs and outcomes as well as quarterly reports demonstrating financial accountability.

Other Important Information:

Contact our Executive Director, Linda Dodd, at 575-887-3504 or by email at director@unitedwayofcarlsbad.org with any questions.