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Creating Opportunities Together.

Introducing the Unites Community Foundation

What do we do?

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Grants

We are a grant provider and partner, working collaboratively with organizations and communities on projects designed to achieve deeper mission impact over the long term.
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Capacity Building Network

We supply networking opportunities for Deaf leaders and organizations to achieve greater impact as a field or movement.

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Community Mobilization

We provide training, funding, and resources to Deaf leaders to address injustice and inequity in their own communities.

What issues do we focus on?

Real, systemic change comes from investing in community-driven solutions. Our current projects focus on promoting positive change, building equity, and protecting the dignity and health of deaf communities.

COVID-19 Resiliency Efforts

The Foundation is committed to providing continued emergency microgrants, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, to organizations addressing the social, health, and economic effects on marginalized deaf communities. Has your organization been affected?

Frequently Asked Questions

How much will the Foundation award?
Award amounts will vary as determined by the scope of the projects. The Foundation encourages funding requests in the range of $1,000- $10,000. The Foundation reserves the right to fund requests in part or full.
How long is the funding project period for?
The Foundation will make an initial award for up to a one-year project period. Continuation of awards for subsequent years are not guaranteed; they depend upon availability of funds and satisfactory performance.
When is the application due?

A completed application must be submitted by midnight (23:59:59) Central Time on Thursday, March 4th, 2021. Click here to find out more about the application.

Where can I find the application?
What won’t the Foundation fund?

The Foundation will not fund the following:

  • Individuals
  • Sponsorships
  • Capital Projects (such as: construction, renovation or expansion, etc. )
What are your funding priorities?

The following are key project elements that the Foundation seeks to address and fund:

EQUITY
Addressing the varied needs of marginalized communities facing injustice or oppression, including but not limited to communities of color, low-income communities, LGBTQ communities, disabilities communities, immigrant communities, and under-resourced rural communities.

ACCESSIBILITY
Ensuring that Deaf community members experience full access to the information, opportunities, and resources distributed by nonprofit organizations.

ORGANIZATIONAL CAPACITY
Organizations that seek to grow, change and improve by trying new methods while including and maintaining community support.

LASTING EFFECT
Strengthening deaf communities and priming future generations for perpetual success.

INNOVATION
Community organizing and crafting solutions that lead to permanent and progressive change for their community.

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We appreciate your support.

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The Unites Foundation is proud to support non-profit organizations that have been impacted by COVID-19. This includes organizations that are currently struggling with resources, funding shortages, or adapting their services in response to the pandemic. This week, CSD announced the six organizations within the deaf community that will receive these micro-grants to support their efforts.

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