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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 capacity building microgrants supporting organizations providing services and addressing barriers within deaf communities. The current COVID-19 Emergency Response microgrant application period is now closed. Awardees will be announced in April 2021.

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.
Are you currently taking applications?

No. The COVID-19 Emergency Response Grant is now closed. Subscribe here for future funding opportunities.

When will grantees be announced?
Awarded grant projects will be announced in April 2021.
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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