Mini Grant Application

 2024 APPLICATION DEADLINE:  February 29th, 2024 at 12:00pm. 

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The United Way of Ogle County mini grant program will make awards of up to $3,000 per year to a non-profit organization serving the Ogle County area based upon the submission of a simple one-page application form.

  • Focus of the agency must be human service oriented:
    -Health & Basic Needs
    -Education focused on children & success in school
    -Financial Stability & Homelessness
    -Youth Development & Community Enrichment
  • They must be a governmental agency program, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, or start-up organizations with evidence of having initiated the process of filing for a 501(c)(3) determination from the IRS.
  • Applicants should apply for the amount needed, and will be asked to substantiate that the amount requested is the amount needed. In no case should the amount requested exceed $3,000.
  • Grant recipients may need to file written a report 90 days after the receipt of the grant.
  • Mini grants will be paid out by the end of June 2024.
  • Mini grants will not be awarded to current year or prospective United Way Partner Agencies. Although current or prior United Way Partner Agencies wishing to apply for this grant only in the current year, will be allowed.
  • Mini grants will be reviewed and approved by the board of directors during the April 2024 Board meeting and recipients will be notified by the Executive Director before May 1, 2024.
  • Mini grants will not be awarded for event sponsorships. These funds are to be used for a specific program.

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