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Funding Opportunities

Creating a Community of Opportunity


Prior to COVID-19, one in three Northeast Florida households – including half of all children – were either living in poverty or from paycheck-to-paycheck, just one crisis away from financial disaster. The arrival of a global pandemic became that crisis for thousands of families, exacerbating existing challenges and deepening disparities for our Black residents, who already suffered from financial hardship nearly twice as often as their white neighbors.


For many of these families, opportunity feels out of reach. But we envision a different future. One where everyone has hope and can reach their full potential.


Through extensive research and the insights of hundreds of business, government and nonprofit partners, we’ve developed targeted strategies and measurable indicators to move the needle on the root causes behind the persistent challenge of poverty.


This exciting new framework unites our resources and amplifies our impact on one comprehensive community goal: to improve economic mobility for all residents of Northeast Florida.



Our strategic approach is centered on three essential impact areas: Basic Needs, Financial Well-Being and Racial Equity. Within each impact area are priority strategies and targeted indicators that, if moved in the right direction, can help us reach our collective goal of a community of opportunity.


We are currently seeking applications from nonprofit organizations to receive funding for programs supporting priority strategies in Basic Needs and Financial Well-Being. The Basic Needs and Financial Well-Being RFPs open on June 1. Proposals will be accepted until June 22 at 5 p.m.


Below you will find downloadable copies of the RFPs, the link to apply, information session sign-up and other supporting details.

Download the Basic Needs RFP

Funding will be available to support programs that ensure our most vulnerable residents have access to nutritious food and stable housing.

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Download the Financial Well-Being RFP

Funding will be available to support programs that address barriers to academic success and create opportunities for job/skills training and job-seeking support.

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Click the link below to download a PDF of the FAQs.

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Learn More About the Process

View our Economic Mobility Framework presentation.

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Information Sessions

United Way hosted two in-person and one virtual information sessions to review the RFP and answer applicant questions. We encourage you to view the recording of the recent virtual session to aid you in completing your proposal.

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Start Your Application

The button below will take you to our online submission portal, where you will create a new account or log into an existing account to get started.

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Contact Us

For additional question, please email Lorna West at Lornaw@uwnefl.org.