24 Mar Clarece Walker Legacy Endowment Fund Requests Proposals to Combat Poverty
United Way’s Clarece Walker Legacy Endowment Fund Announces Request for Proposals
for Innovative Educational Programs to Combat Poverty in the Lowcountry
United Way of the Lowcountry (UWLC) is pleased to announce the Clarece Walker Legacy Endowment Fund’s Request for Proposals (RFP) for new, inspiring, cutting-edge and innovative educational programs that inspire area families to lift themselves out of poverty.
The Clarece Walker Legacy Endowment Fund was established in 2013 in honor of Clarece S. Walker, retired President and CEO of UWLC.
The RFP invites nonprofit organizations in Beaufort and Jasper counties to submit proposals for educational programs that address poverty at its root causes and focus on empowering families to achieve financial stability and self-sufficiency. The endowment fund is seeking proposals for educational programs that offer innovative approaches to addressing poverty as well as community collaboration.
“We are thrilled to offer this opportunity to organizations in Beaufort and Jasper counties,” said UWLC President and CEO Dale Douthat. “The Clarece Walker Legacy Endowment Fund is a testament to the commitment of our community to combat poverty and ensure that every family has the opportunity to thrive. We look forward to receiving proposals from organizations with innovative ideas.”
Any organization that has a 501(c)(3) status or any collaborative that has a fiscal agent that has a 501(c)(3) status may apply. The fund’s advisory board will give special consideration to those applicants that are submitting as a collaborative. Funding ranging from $10,000 to $20,000 will be considered.
Letters of Intent are due April 14, 2023, and applications from selected agencies will be due May 12, 2023. Agencies will be notified of funding decisions by June 23, 2023.
Letters of Intent should be limited to no more than three pages and must be written in the following format:
- Summary Statement
- Statement of Need (the “why” of the program)
- Program Activity (the “what” and “how” of the program)
- Outcomes Expected
- Budget Overview (general description of funding needs)
- Closing Statement
Letters of Intent should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and must be received by UWLC by April 14, 2023. (Please click “Request delivery receipt” for confirmation that your Letter of Intent was received by UWLC.)
Click HERE to download the Clarece Walker Legacy Endowment Fund Request for Proposals