Fund Details
LOI Safety Net

Brief Description:

All organizations requesting safety net funding for 2018 must complete a Letter of Intent (LOI). Deadline for submission is January 31, 2017 at 4:00 pm. If this is a collaborative effort, the lead 501(c)3 organization should complete the LOI. Applicants meeting the required criteria will be notified by email, at which point the organization will be invited to submit a full grant application. The grant application will be due by March 30, 2017 at 4:00 pm.  Any questions should be directed to Kacy Burgess, Executive Assistant, at 304-253-2111, or


Eligibility Requirements (read before completing Letter of Intent)
Do not submit an LOI unless all of the following conditions apply.  

The organization:
  • Is an incorporated nonprofit organization and has tax-exempt status under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Service code.
  • Has a Board of Directors that is an active, representative voluntary governing body, with regular meetings and is responsible for developing its mission, determining its strategic direction and providing oversight.
  • Has up-to-date, current bylaws, or guidelines, by which the organization operates.
  • Files an IRS form 990, including schedule A or 990 EZ, or can document the circumstances under which the 990 filing is waived.
  • Can provide a current budget for the entire organization.
  • Can submit, when requested, a current annual audit (or financial review if funding request is less than $25,000), prepared by an independent CPA in compliance with generally accepted accounting standards as applied to non-profit organizations. 
  • Serves one or more of the counties in the United Way of Southern West Virginia (UWSWV) service area – Raleigh, Fayette, Nicholas, Summers, Mercer, McDowell, Wyoming Counties or the City of Bluefield Virginia.
  • The project or program for which funding is requested falls within one or more of UWSWV’s Safety Net Services as identified below:
    Safe Shelter
Disaster Services
Personal Care Items
Prescription Medication
    Financial Assistance

Required Attachments
  • Copy of current IRS form 990/990 EZ 
  • Copy of charitable registration letter for state of WV or VA 
  • Copy of current 501(c)3 License