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Community Investment Process

Community Investment Process Overview

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Due to COVID-19, 2020-2021 Grant Cycle has been paused and will resume as normalcy as our community resumes. Grant applicants will receive updates via email.

2020-2021 Grant Interest Meetings

Interested 501(c)(3) nonprofits should participate in one interest meeting however, this is not a requirement.

February 24th, 2020 Noon

March 2nd, 2020 4:00pm

United Way of Grayson County Office 

2020-2021 Grant Applications open March 2nd, 2020 and close April 3rd, 2020 at midnight.

Public Notice                                  2/14/2020

Interest Meeting                              2/24 & 3/2

Application Open                           3/2/2020

Application Close                          4/3/2020

Program Notifications                    9/18/2020

Program Presentations                     10/6, 10/7, 10/8

Health, Financial Stability, Childhood Success & Youth Success

Board Approval                              10/15/2020

Agency Agreement                         10/23/2020

Return Agency Agreement Deadline    11/16/2020

Funding Effective Date                         12/1/2020

The Community Investment Team (CIT), formed by local volunteers, analyze the most critical needs in each of the focus areas, (1) HEALTH, (2) CHILDHOOD SUCCESS, (3) YOUTH SUCCESS, and (4) FINANCIAL STABILITY.

Grayson County, TX Top 5 Community Needs


Availability/Access to Mental Health/Medical Providers and Facilities


The Need for Safe, Affordable Housing / Home Repairs


Educational Needs, both Job Training and Early Childhood


Basic Needs / Hunger and Food Insecurity


Transportation Issues, Especially On-Demand

Qualifying 501(c)(3) nonprofits may apply for program funding based on the visions and intended results in the four areas.The Community Investment Team volunteers review the program applications and participate in presentations by the partner agencies to learn precisely what their programs will do for the community, and how efficient and effective the partner agencies are at meeting the key community needs. After an in-depth review of the partner agencies regarding their programs, the Community Investment Team make their funding recommendations to the Community Impact Committee. The Community Impact Committee consists of local board members who analyze the Community Investment Team funding recommendations, approve and recommend to the United Way of Grayson County Board of Directors. The United Way of Grayson County Board of Directors has the final approval of the funding recommendations. Funded Partner Agencies are required to submit semi-annual reports on the progress of their program’s outcomes. This allows United Way of Grayson County to hold our partner agencies accountable for Grayson County and see the community impact of their programs.