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Request for United Way Funding - New Applicants


How to Apply for United Way Funding

In order to be considered for United Way funding, all agencies applying must be non-profit organizations that have been declared tax exempt by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and have a 501 (c) 3 purpose.
To be considered for an invitation to apply for United Way funding any interested agency must submit the following as a minimum:

  • Copy of Letter of Incorporation
  • Copy of IRS not-for-profit tax-exempt letter
  • Copy of letter showing compliance with State of Oklahoma charitable registration regulations
  • Copy of by-laws
  • Copy of non-discrimination policy
  • Copy of Annual Audit performed by an independent CPA using generally accepted accounting procedures
  • Copy of the 990
  • Current board list

A written explanation of why you are seeking support which must contain the following:

 • Evidence of need based on Comanche County Needs Assessment or other accessible document produced by a reputable source
  • Evidence that the proposed program does not duplicate existing programs
  • Evidence the request will support new and creative approaches to address longstanding or emerging community need
  • Evidence that both the agency and the programs provided will be managed in an efficient manner
  • Evidence that the agency will leverage other resources to maximize the benefits of United Way resources
  • Evidence of documented impact including outcomes
  • Other information as requested

All Applications must be submitted by November 1st, 2018 to be considered for United Way funding in the following campaign. 

Click on Criteria for Admission for extended information on the admission process.

Please contact Lauren Ellis with any questions about the application process or call our office at 580.355.0218