United Way is working to identify additional ways we can support you, our incredible nonprofit community, in the upcoming year and beyond. Our team, committee, and Board of Trustees is currently revisiting our Community Investments model- the various ways we support the community to determine how we can improve partnerships and support, to include, but not limited to, our proposed UWPC Nonprofit Center and other outreach opportunities. We do none of this work alone and we fully recognize that the adjustments we make affect the entire community. We want to work with you to help envision how we can better leverage supports and ensure resources are available and needs are met. LIVE UNITED is much more than a worldwide credo, it is the drive in which we return to because together we can truly accomplish great things.
This survey was designed to help provide a quick snapshot of needs which accompanies numerous conversations and observations over many years, a piece to the picture to make a collective impact for the greater good.
Grant opportunities will open Friday, February 3.
UWPC Community Investments Informational Zoom Session on Friday, February 3 @ 1:30pm
Attendance is not mandatory to apply; however, we do encourage applicants to join to have any questions answered and to hear detailed information about request suggestions, insights, and partnership specifics. The session will be posted on this page following the event.
Community Impact Grant
Grant funds available to any nonprofit in Pueblo County meeting a critical community need not currently funded by United Way. Any nonprofit agency with a 501(c)3 IRS designation may apply.
El Pomar Foundation Community Problem Solving Grant
This endowment fund was established by the El Pomar Foundation to address critical and emergency needs for the homeless and indigent in Pueblo County. Funds are distributed annually to nonprofit, human service agencies that directly address the needs of the community in the following areas: direct service to the homeless population, direct assistance to the indigent including transportation, food, clothing, utility and rent assistance, medical prescriptions, and related supplies. Grant funds are strictly for direct service only. Awards range from $1,000 - $10,000.
Emergency Food & Shelter Program - Phase 40
The Federal Emergency Food and Shelter Program has announced that Pueblo County has been chosen to receive $96,672 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.
United Way of Pueblo County will administer the funds on behalf of the federal Emergency Food and Shelter Program through the Department of Homeland Security to local organizations. Any 501©3 nonprofit, faith-based or local government agency that provides ongoing food and/or shelter services may apply. Program guidelines and application included below.
EFSP funds must be used to supplement food and shelter services and may not be used as seed money for new programs. The key responsibility of participating organizations is to provide assistance within the intent of the program. Agencies may receive funds to provide food, shelter and supportive services, including, but not limited to:
- Food services, such as congregate meals or groceries;
- Lodging in a mass shelter, or in a hotel/motel or other off-site shelter facility limited to 30-days assistance per individual or household;
- Up to 90 days (3 months) rent or mortgage assistance to prevent eviction or foreclosure;
- Up to 90 days (3 months) of utility assistance for gas, electric and water service;
- Supplies, including but not limited to cleaning supplies, and small equipment essential to feed or shelter people, not exceeding $300 per item
Individuals in need of assistance may not apply directly for funds; rather, services will be provided through area non-profit agencies.
A mandatory meeting will be held for program applicants TBD. Additional EFSP information can be found by visiting www.efsp.unitedway.org.