Proposal accepted through today for Metro United Way funding

-A A +A

 Metro United Way has issued a request for proposals to provide funds to non-profit agencies in Bullitt County. The funding opportunity is open to all non-profit organizations serving Bullitt County, with a priority on those that align with Metro United Way’s focus on education, financial stability and healthy lives – the building blocks for a better life for all.


“We are pleased to announce a 16.3% increase in available Metro United Way dollars in Bullitt County this year, and that all of the money raised in Bullitt County will be staying right here in our community,” said Marc Prasch, the Chair of the Metro United Way Bullitt County Advisory Council. “We know these funds will help improve lives and make a positive difference for the future of our community.”


“A community of connected individuals, all people, united and working together for the benefit of all, is at the heart of what Metro United Way represents,” said Joe Tolan, President and CEO of Metro United Way. “And we know that we will only be able to reach our vision of a community whose people achieve their fullest potential through education, financial stability and healthy lives by connecting the individuals and organizations with the passion, expertise and resources needed to get things done. Together, we can achieve more than any individual or organization can alone, and this is what it means to Live United!”


The MUW Bullitt County Advisory Council will consider proposals that support one of the following Metro United Way Community Aspirations:


  • All children will enter kindergarten ready to learn.
  • All youth will complete high school on time prepared for college, work and life.
  • Parents and caregivers will have the knowledge, skills and abilities to maintain family stability 

and help their children succeed.

  • We will sustain a network of services that address basic needs.


A total of   $125,938 is available for investment funding.  Metro United Way will convene a group of staff and Bullitt County volunteers to review the applications and make funding recommendations with final decisions communicated by September 1, 2014. 


Applying organizations must articulate the client need, how they will achieve impact through the strategies employed, and what measurements will be used to track results in one of the four community aspirations listed above.  Agencies must be financially healthy, registered as a non-profit agency and have no history of fraud, negligence or fiduciary irresponsibility.  Requests may be made up to $15,000.


For more information about the RFP, please contact Erica Price at erica.price@metrounitedway.org or to download the application, please visit metrounitedway.org/bullittcountyrfp. Applications are due to Metro United Way by July 14, 2014.