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2014-2015 Community Impact RFP | Deadline March 31st

2014-2015 Community Impact RFP | Deadline March 31st

United Way of Southern Nevada has approved and is pleased to release this 2014 Request for Proposals (RFP). Content was generated to assist in making this process more refined and collaborative with all of our impact areas.

United Way of Southern Nevada, hereafter referred to as UWSN, is committed to making the greatest possible impact in the following critical areas which research has identified as the building blocks of a good life:

  • Education
  • Health
  • Financial Stability

Over the last several years, UWSN has evolved from its roots as a fundraising organization to a critical community convener which mobilizes local partners including businesses, key community leaders and Clark County residents to expand opportunities for people to become successful.

This RFP reflects a consensus to create a permanent positive change in the lives of the people throughout southern Nevada:

  • Preparing children to enter school ready to learn, to graduate and to become successful adults
  • Help families meet their basic needs, improve financial stability and move out of poverty
  • Empower children to adopt a healthy lifestyle and access quality care

Purpose of the United Way of Southern Nevada 2014 Request for Proposals

United Way of Southern Nevada Community Impact RFP is a competitive process open to all programs of 501(c)(3) entities by the State of Nevada and the Internal Revenue Service and not for profit public/government agencies providing services to individuals currently residing in southern Nevada.

The primary purpose of this Request for Proposals is to communicate the process steps to all applicants.  The secondary purpose is to encourage all applicants to apply for funding to enter into a partnership with UWSN to bring into reality a shared vision or change and to implement a collective plan of action to make this vision/change demonstrable.

Programs selected to receive the funding grant will be those best able to:

  • Articulate implementation of a clearly-stated funding plan
  • Show collaboration with other community partners
  • Demonstrate measurable lasting positive impact

Grant funding period:  July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015

Top things for applicants to know:

  1. United Way of Southern Nevada funds only organizations that have been determined to be 501 (c) (3) entities by the State of Nevada and the Internal Revenue Service and not for profit public/government agencies with experience in the provision of education, health or financial stability.
  2. DEADLINE:  Request for Proposals (RFP) with all attachments by 4:00pm, Monday, March 31, 2014 to
  3. NO late applications will be accepted.
  4. If funded, a representative must attend the Measurement and Reporting Tool Session and agree to report common measurements as defined.
  5. United Way staff is available to answer your questions. Contact Marilyn Provost at (702)892-2331 or

Document Links

  1. 2014-2015 Community Impact process request for proposals (PDF)
  2. RFP Application Cover Sheet (Word)
  3. Form A – Program Logic Model Worksheet (Word)
  4. Form B – Proposed Program Budget (Word)

Non-profit Network Report by The Lincy Institute at UNLV

The Lincy Institute at UNLV has completed a comprehensive study of the partnering power of Southern Nevada nonprofits, highlighting several organizations as leaders for their ability to work together, leverage resources and information, and mobilize the nonprofit community. Many of the issues facing Southern Nevada are complex and interrelated, which report authors say requires a coordinationMore

Community Assessment 2012

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Health | Helping Children Grow and Thrive

Angelica could not afford healthcare for her son, Caleb. A struggling single mother, she needed help getting Caleb immunized so that he could start school and he also needed treatment for asthma. When she found out about the United Way of Southern Nevada partner University of Nevada School of Medicine – Children’s Health Access ProjectMore

Hurricane Sandy Recovery Fund

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Health | Jesse Learns How to “Brush at Lunch”

At five years old, Jesse had never been to a dentist. His parents, Maria and Francisco, couldn’t afford one more expense with two young children and a baby on the way. Since the family has no medical insurance, they were relieved when they found out that Jesse’s preschool school offered a “Brush At Lunch” programMore

Education | FERCs Help Students Graduate

Gabriel, a high school freshman, was in danger of being referred out of Sunrise Mountain High School for cutting classes and truancy. Gabriel’s counselor met with Gabriel and his mom to discuss her concerns that if he kept on missing school and disrupting class, he would not graduate. Concerned about her son, Angelica asked theMore

Education | Scholarships

Jamie wanted to attend preschool but her parents could not afford another expense. Jamie’s parents learned about the education programs funded by United Way at a community event offering no cost immunizations for preschoolers. Excited to see if they could qualify for the education scholarship, Jamie’s parents called the HOTLINE at 892-2361. The family pickedMore