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Request for proposals

Monadnock United Way Request for Proposals

Children 2019-2020 Funding


What we look for:

  • Alignment: That the program strategically aligns with the outcomes and strategies related to Children (see Children RFP Overview
  • Clear community need for the project 
  • A clear and realistic plan describing what will be accomplished
  • A description of the expected impact of your work
  • Past performance and innovation
  • Applicants who meet MUW standards for governance, program, agency, sustainability and financial health
  • Lead agency is a 501(c)3
  • Applicant meets eligibility requirements and application deadlines (eligibility requirements available upon registration and during Letter of Intent process)
  • All applicants apply through e-Cimpact

Geographic Focus 

The RFP process is open to programs serving all of Cheshire County and a portion of Hillsborough county. Click here to see our map, and see the listing of cities/towns below.

Cheshire County: Alstead, Chesterfield, Spofford, Dublin, Fitzwilliam, Gilsum, Harrisville, Hinsdale, Jaffrey, Keene, Marlborough, Marlow, Nelson, Richmond, Rindge, Roxbury, Stoddard, Sullivan, Surry, Swanzey ,Troy, Walpole, Westmoreland, Winchester 
Hillsborough County: Antrim, Bennington, Deering, Francestown, Greenfield, Greenville, Hancock, Hillsboro,, Mason, New Ipswich, Peterborough, Sharon, Temple, Windsor


Applicants must be recognized as tax-exempt human service organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Organizations that do not have this status may apply for grants if another 501(c)(3) acts as a reporting and fiscal sponsor. Eligibility requirements can be completed through e-Cimpact after registering.

Grant Amount and Funding Period

Up to $30,000 for individual applications and $150,000 for collective application per year. This application is for funding for 2019-2020, contingent on availability of funding, performance and compliance with the memorandum of agreement.

Unfunded areas 

MUW does not fund:

  • More than 10% of administrative expenses
  • Religious programs (although-faith based organizations are welcome to apply for non-religious programs)
  • Deficit reduction or expenses already incurred
  • Capital campaigns or land acquisition
  • Programs that are typically the responsibility of federal, state or municipal funding.
  • Academic research
  • Programs that re-grant funds to others
  • Grants to individuals
  • Multiple grant proposals from the same organization for the same program service
  • Grant writers and/or fundraising

Additional resources 

PDF of the Children's RFP Investment Process Overview and Timeline

PDF of Steps for the Children's RFP Process

Eligibility Criteria for MUW Funding 



Questions? Contact Monadnock United Way at 603-352-4209.
Information for future RFP processes will be available at a later date.