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  1. Impact Investment Grant Investment Process Funding Cycle Information Session FY 2015-2017 United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey

  2. Agenda • United Way Overview (10 minutes) • Community Impact Agenda (10 minutes) • FY 2015-17 Impact Grant Investment Process (20 minutes) • Q & A (20 minutes) • Networking (60 minutes) September 3, 2013

  3. Our United Way Mission and Vision MISSION: To harness, leverage and strategically invest the collective power of donors, advocates and volunteers, to drive measurable results that improve the lives of people in our region. VISION:To be the region’s leading catalyst for change, inspiring and uniting local communities to collaboratively invest in results that ensure children succeed in school, families are financially stable, and good health for all. United Way is your local partner to drive measurable, lasting impact that none of us can achieve alone. September 3, 2013

  4. Our United Way Service Areas September 3, 2013

  5. Community Impact Agenda United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey

  6. The Building Blocks of a Good Life EDUCATION Helping children and youth achieve their potential through education INCOME Helping families become financially stable and independent HEALTH Improving health in our community BASIC NEEDS SERVICES Strengthening the safety net for people in need September 3, 2013

  7. Education – Cradle to Career Learning • Focus Areas* • Quality early childhood education including parent engagement • Early grade literacy • Middle-school success and transition to high school • Graduation with the 21st century skills for college or career success • *Strategies vary by location September 3, 2013

  8. Income: Helping Working Adults Gain Financial Stability • Focus Areas * • Supporting the economic development ladder that allows people to progress to a job that pays a family sustaining wage (workforce pipeline partnerships, degree and credentialing programs) • Integrating that ladder with the necessary income supports and financial capacity building to translate that job into long term financial stability (financial literacy, housing counseling, earned income tax credits, individual development accounts) • *Strategies vary by location September 3, 2013

  9. Health: Healthy Options, Healthy Choices • Focus Areas * • Ensuring seniors have the in-home and community based support structures and services they need to age in place • Advancing education and opportunities for children to make better food choices that prevent childhood obesity • Increased access to affordable healthcare resources • *Strategies vary by location September 3, 2013

  10. Basic Needs • Focus Areas * • Helping in times of crisis – e.g. emergency, disaster, violence • Helping individuals and families meet their basic needs – e.g. food, shelter and clothing • *Strategies vary by location September 3, 2013

  11. Advocacy • Educate both policy makers and community members on important issues to promote long-term solutions that improve education, income and health, as well as those that ensure basic human needs are met • Focus Area* • Public Policy Advocacy in UWGPSNJ’s focus areas within: • Education • Income • Health • *Strategies vary by location September 3, 2013

  12. Application Process United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey

  13. Application Timeline • September 30, 2013 – Prequalification opens • October 14, 2013 – Full Application opens • November 15, 2013 - Application closes • December 2013 – January 2014 - Individual application review • February – March 2014 - Review panels • April 2014 - Funding recommendations to Local Operating Boards • May 2014 – Funding recommendations to Board of Directors September 3, 2013

  14. Prequalification • Organizations are required to submit prequalification in order to apply by October 11, 2013. • Eligibility criteria includes: • IRS certified 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization. • Meet all Patriot Act requirements. • Minimum 2-year track record of providing program or service(s) the region. • Provide program(s) or services without regard to age, gender, race, sexual orientation, national origin, religion or presence of a disability. • Comply United Way contractual obligations including but not limited to: outcome and client demographic reporting, submission of annual audit and management letter, maintain an up-to-date listing with the 2-1-1 system, etc. September 3, 2013

  15. Prequalification • Eligibility criteria continued: • Registration with applicable State Bureau(s) of Charitable Organizations where contributions are solicited. • Audited Financial Statements prepared on a U.S. GAAP basis. • Unqualified audit opinion • Audit is free from “not a going concern” opinion. • A-133 audit free of findings and/or questioned costs. If not,a remediation letter from external auditors outlining corrective action(s) taken must be submitted. • Management letter, SAS 115 letter and/or A-133 audit (if applicable) free from significant deficiencies and/or material weaknesses and internal controls.  If not, there must be a remediation letter from external auditors outlining corrective action(s) taken. September 3, 2013

  16. Application Process • Application will be available via our extranet from October 14 – November 15, 2013 (link will appear on our website on 10/14) • Org level info (staff and board leadershipand volunteerism and partnerships) • Prescreen Questions (areas of work and locations) • Required Strategy Components • Preferred Strategy Components • Results for prescribed indicators (FY13 actuals and projections for FY14 & FY15) • Budget (FY13 actual and projections for FY14 & FY15) • Document Upload: Most recent audited financial statements & Management Letter (not older than 18 months), IRS Designation Letter, and IRS Form 990 September 3, 2013

  17. Application Review • Applications will be scored by organization regardless of the number of strategies submitted. • Applications will be reviewed by at least: one appropriate Content Reviewer, two Community Investment Reviewers and one staff person. All reviewers will be vetted for conflicts of interest. • Each application will be scored against a rubric with the following weights: Org Capacity - 35%, Alignment - 25%, Results – 30% and Budget – 10% • After individual application scoring is complete, Review Panels will convene to discuss and agree upon the final scores of each application. Regional panels will be held for organizations that apply in multiple UWGPSNJ localities. September 3, 2013

  18. Rubric Outline September 3, 2013

  19. Rubric Outline September 3, 2013

  20. Funding Recommendations & Approval • Funding recommendations will be submitted to Local Operating Board(s) for approval in April 2014. • Board Approval of Funding Recommendations in May 2014 • Funding decisions will be communicated to applicants in May 2014 • Three-Year funding cycle begins July 1, 2014 • Contract and First Quarterly Payment to Agencies - September 2014 • Total amount available for investment is contingent upon performance of the annual UW campaign: • Minimum grant $5K (NJ) and $20K (PA) per year • Maximum grant $200K per state with a grand total not to exceed $400K per organization, per year September 3, 2013

  21. Resources • Everything Will Be On the UWGPSNJ Website, Including This Power Point http://www.unitedforimpact.org/agencies/impact-grant-investment-process/ • Additional Supports • Helpline number – 1-866-636-8673 (voicemail only) • Email – fundingprocess@uwgpsnj.org • Subscribe to What Matters by emailing whatmatters@uwgpsnj.org; “subscribe” in subject line September 3, 2013

  22. Steps to Application Process Questions? September 3, 2013

  23. Thank you United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey