We partner with nearly 140 of LA County's most effective and high-performing agencies that are aligned with our goals to end homelessness, increase graduation rates, and provide financial security for families and veterans.
To do this, we invest $25K to $50K grants per funding area, each year for two years. The application for the 2015-2017 Funding Cycle ended on Friday, April 17th, at 5:00 pm PST. Take a look below for more information on the process:
Our primary goal is to raise the Los Angeles County graduation rate to 85% by 2020. We also want to ensure that every student is prepared for college and career upon graduation. We support strategies that benefit students in poverty and students of color. We will fund extended learning time for secondary school students. We will also prioritize advocacy by parents, educators and students for systemic changes that increase access.
United Way invests in a Housing First approach to ending homelessness. We want to provide at-risk individuals and families with quick, barrier-free access to permanent housing and the supportive services they need to avoid chronic homelessness. Key strategies include rapid re-housing for families and veterans, advocacy for countywide improvements, and Home For Good Funders Collaborative initiatives.
We want to ensure the financial security of all Angelenos. Our strategies include workforce development for post 9-11 veterans and asset-building services to increase the financial stability of low-income families with school-age children.
Please see our FAQ Document [link] for information about the application process as well as specific funding areas and strategies.
The next Request for Proposals (RFP) for United Way funding is anticipated to open in early 2017.
Questions may also be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or to our RFP Message Line at 213-808-6380.