Proposals Requested for Clarece Walker Legacy Endowment Fund Grants

United Way of the Lowcountry and the Clarece Walker Legacy Endowment Fund Advisory Board are seeking proposals for new, inspiring, cutting-edge, and innovative educational programs for the second round of grants by the Clarece Walker Legacy Endowment Fund.

The Clarece Walker Legacy Endowment Fund was established by the United Way of the Lowcountry, Inc. (UWLC) in 2013 in honor of Clarece S. Walker, retired President and Chief Executive Officer of UWLC.

The mission of the Clarece Walker Legacy Endowment Fund is to change the tide of family circumstances in our community (Beaufort and Jasper Counties) by funding inspiring, cutting-edge, and innovative educational and other activities that inspire children and adults to lift themselves out of poverty. The purpose of the Clarece Walker Legacy Endowment Fund is to provide grants in fulfillment of this mission.

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 committee 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 June 18, 2021, and applications of selected agencies will be due July 23, 2021. Agencies will be notified of funding decisions by August 13, 2021.

Letters of Intent should be limited to no more than 3 pages and must be written in the following format:

  1. Summary Statement
  2. Statement of Need (the “why” of the program)
  3. Program Activity (the “what” and “how” of the program)
  4. Outcomes Expected
  5. Budget Overview (general description of funding needs)
  6. Closing Statement

Letters of Intent should be emailed to ddouthat@uwlowcountry.org and must be received by UWLC by June 18, 2021. (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