2020 Request for Proposals (RFP)

The application period has closed, but the information is below for reference. If you would like to be notified when the next grants period opens, please contact Jennifer Thornton in our office.

General Information & Community Funding Strategy

The mission of the United Way of the Inland Valleys is to unite people, ideas, and resources with the community to improve lives. UWIV seeks to achieve its mission in Western Riverside County by:

  • Utilizing strategies and delivering programs that provide cost effective, measurable results

  • Prioritizing needs in Education, Financial Stability, and Housing

  • Administering an agency that has sound fiscal and management practices

  • Fostering efforts that build lasting collaboration and strong partnerships

  • Forming innovative and effective partnerships with other organizations to improve overall well-being

  • Addressing the root causes of problems that challenge our community

  • Leveraging community resources beyond funding provided by UWIV Community Impact grants

Who is Eligible for Funding?

Organizations that provide human service programs in Western Riverside County focused on Education, Financial Stability, and Housing are eligible to apply. Only organizations that hold a valid Internal Revenue Service determination letter that the organization is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization are eligible for funding. A copy of the IRS tax-exempt determination letter must accompany the proposal. Organizations must have an IRS Form 990, plus attachments, for the most recently completed fiscal year. 

Collaborative partnerships are encouraged.  Please remember that your programs need to fit our funding priorities!

What is the Process?

2019 was the last year for Safety Net Grants. Beginning in 2020, United Way of the Inland Valleys, in alignment with United Way Worldwide and our Board of Directors' priorities will be granting Impact, Capacity, and Special Initiative Grants only.

For safety net funded partners, United Way of the Inland Valleys will provide in-house pro-bono fundraising consulting and plan design. If interested, please contact Kimberly Starrs for more information. 

Have questions or need technical assistance? Email Jennifer Thornton or Cordell Thomas