Brighter Future brings our work to the areas that need it most with the mission of building up communities and local leadership. Our place-based work is critical because a ZIP Code should not be the greatest predictor of future success and opportunities.
Goal: Improving the conditions and opportunities for 75,000 children and families by in low and very low Child Well-Being communities by 2027 through the following:
All Child Well-Being Mission Fund grants are organized into three major approaches: Direct Service, Systems Change, and Capacity Building. For more information on the Fund and what type of work falls into each of these approaches, click here.
Within the Brighter Future Investment Priority area, we have three pathways through which we seek to create change:
To read more about the Brighter Future Investment Priority area and the Child Well-Being Impact Fund, click here.
Strengthen Resident Leadership & Learning: Systems Approach
This opportunity is open to agencies that are working towards strengthening resident leadership and learning, and meet one or more of the following descriptions:
Community Organizing & Civic Engagement: Capacity Building Approach
This opportunity is open to agencies that :
Agencies should be located and/or working on a project within the geographic priority of Clayton County, mainly Forest Park ZIP Codes.
Within the Brighter Future Investment Priority area, Community Capacity Building is a vital lever of a long-term place-based strategy implementation. Place-based initiatives can use a wide range of activities to build capacities in individuals, organizations and communities considered necessary for successful population-level change. Community Capacity Building efforts may consist of providing training, using influence to help develop connections between organizations, creating peer learning opportunities, hosting convenings, organizing to expand resident leadership capabilities, and enabling access to technical assistance. Our goal is for community capacity building interventions to have immediate impact on the success of the initiative as well as contribute to longer-term and sustainable changes in the community systems. (Adapted from Grantmakers for Effective Organizations)
For both funding opportunities listed above, agencies must use funds for at least one of the guidelines below.
The grant process has five phases that will extend from January – May 2022. More information will be provided in the Applicant Orientation.
Applicant Orientation Webinar
Application opens Jan. 12, 2022
Application deadline: February 2, 2022
All applications submitted through FLUXX
No incomplete or late submissions accepted
Mid-February – Early April
Assessment of application
Follow up questions
United Way Leadership volunteers make grant decisions
All applicants notified
Late April – Mid May
Development of measures
United Way of Greater Atlanta will be accepting applications from January 12, 2022 – February 2, 2022 through our grants portal FLUXX. The link will to the application will go live on January 12, 2022.