Economic Stability is a high-impact approach to improving the financial standing of families in Greater Atlanta. Without financial stability, families cannot have economic mobility – creating little to no chance of children moving out of poverty.
GOAL: Improve family financial stability by 10% by 2027
All Child Well-Being Mission Fund grants are organized into three major approaches: Direct Service, Systems Approach, and Capacity Building. For more information on the Fund and what type of work falls into each of these approaches, click here.
Within the Economic Stability Investment Priority area, we have five pathways through which we seek to create change:
To read more about the Economic Stability Investment Priority area, click here.
The Economic Stability Investment Priority area is requesting proposals from organizations providing services in the following three pathways.
Secure Housing: Direct Services Approach
This pathway is open to organizations that provide connection to permanent housing for families with school-age children that have resided in motels/extended stays for at least 30 days. Applicants should provide one or more of the following services in addition to housing:
Basic Needs and Equitable Access: Systems Approach
This pathway is open to organizations that address food insecurity in Metro Atlanta by supporting sustainable and equitable food systems. Qualifying organizations and collaboratives should do one or more of the following:
Priority will be given to collaborative applications. Collaborative applications should feature a backbone organization as the applicant and at least two additional partners.
Build Wealth: Direct Services Approach
This pathway is open to organizations providing financial coaching. Financial coaching focuses on improving long-term financial behavior, facilitates clients to set and achieve financial goals largely on their own, helps clients practice new behaviors and monitors those behaviors over time, and targets clients with a minimum level of financial skills and experience. Goals can include debt relief, emergency savings, increasing credit scores, and asset building.
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.