Sign me up for updates. Signup now

You are here

Funding Opportunities

Cooke County United Way supports local non-profit agencies whose health and human service programs, services, and community involvement serve the residents of Cooke County, Texas.
PROGRAMS & TIMELINE:
  1. The Allocation Program
    • The application will open on December 1, 2019 and closes the following January 24, 2020. 
    • The Cooke County United Way Allocation Committee reviews all applications.
    • The Allocation Committee will schedule agency tours and allocation interviews once applications are submitted. 
    • Approved agencies receive funding in (4) quarterly payments beginning in March and considered as Partner Agencies for that funding year.
    • An application is required annually for current Partner Agencies.
    • Submittal Deadline January 24th, 2020

Allocations Application 

FUNDING CRITERIA:
  • Funds shall be used for the purpose/s stated within the application.
  • Programs/services shall align with Cooke County United Way’s Vision Statement and Mission Statement.
  • Programs/services shall support the resources assisting individuals and families residing in Cooke County, Texas to achieve their maximum potential through health, education, and financial stability.
  • Programs/services should benefit from a leverage of funding partnerships with other agencies or matching grant, etc. when applicable.
  • Programs/services are expected to be accomplished within a specific period of time, generally not more than one year.
  • Recipients shall include CCUW in all promotional materials, activities, and programs funded with CCUW monies.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
  • Organization must operate or provide services within Cooke County, Texas.
  • Organization must be a 501(c)3 non-profit health and human service organization.
  • Organization must be incorporated and chartered within the State of Texas, as a not-for-profit organization and be functioning for a minimum of 3 years as not-for-profit, health and human services organization or part of such an organization, and render charitable, philanthropic, health, character-building, or social welfare services for the benefit or residents of Cooke County.  The three-year requirement may be waived by the CCUW Board of Directors.
  • Organization must operate under written Articles of Incorporations and By-laws or other written documents or statutes that define the applicant’s purposes, membership, management, and operation.
  • Organizations must comply with all regulations of the state, county and federal government pertaining to proper licensing, health and safety requirements and operate within the State of Texas and certify they comply with the USA Patriot Act and other counterterrorism laws (form provided as a upload within the online application process).
  • Organization must operate on a non-discriminatory basis in employment, recruitment of volunteers and delivery of services.
  • Organization must demonstrate effective program performance and financial responsibility and accountability.
  • Organization is reviewed or audited in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards (GAAS) of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION:
  • All new and returning applicants are required to provide documents in PDF form in the “Applicant Upload” section of the application.
  • The following is a list possible required documents.
    • Copy of the most recent IRS 501c(3) determination letter.
    • Copy of the letter indicating that the applicant is organized for charitable purposes under the Texas Non-Profit Corporation Act.
    • Copy of current fiscal budget and/or program budget.
    • Copy of the most recent financial review for a period ending not more than 18 months prior to January of the year in which the application is made per the following:
      • If agency’s annual budget is less than $75,000, it must certify that it has controls in place to ensure that funds are properly accounted for and that it can provide accurate and timely financial information;
      • If agency’s annual budget is $75,000 and over but not exceeding $150,000, it must certify that its financial statements are reviewed by an independent certified public accountant on an annual basis;
      • If agency’s annual budget is over $150,000, a full audit is required of its fiscal operations conducted by an independent certified public accountant.
    • Copy of the most recent IRS Form 990 for a period ending not more than 18 months prior to January of the year in which the application is made per the following and must cover the same period of time as that of the financial review required above.
    • USA PATRIOT ACT Anti-terrorism Certification Form
ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR FUNDING:
  • Organizations whose services/programs address a problem that is so complex and extensive that United Way resources will have little or no impact on solving the problem.
  • Organizations whose services/programs are tax-supported formal education.
  • Organizations whose service/programs are designed to promote or support a specific religious persuasion and/or human services program which require, as a condition of receiving the service, that the client belongs to or actively participated in a specific religion or religious activity.
  • Organizations whose services/programs are of a political nature.
AGENCY INVOLVEMENT:
  • In an effort to promote funded agencies, CCUW extends an invitation to all agencies to participate in United Way’s luncheons and special events.
  • CCUW asks all agencies to provide program/service literature for Information and Referral services of United Way.
  • CCUW will place the name and contact information of all funded agencies on the website during the funding year including a link to the listed agency.

Please contact the Cooke County United Way at 940-665-1793 or info@cookeuw.org for more information.

THE LATEST