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GRASS VALLEY, Calif. February 15, 2017 – United Way of Nevada County’s annual Community Impact Process for calendar year 2017 has begun. Allocations will be distributed from the United Way of Nevada County Community Impact Fund.  During this process, current United Way partners may apply to continue partnership and/or request funding.  Additionally, other qualified local agencies may apply to become new partners of United Way. Applications will be available for any community based, non-profit 501(c)3 organization that has provided Health & Human Services to the residents of Nevada County for at least 3 years.

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UWNC has streamlined the application into one application for new partners, renewal of partners and requests for funding.  All applications are due on April 6th, 2017. Applications will be made available the week of March 6th. All applicants will be reviewed by The UWNC Community Investment Committee, the UWNC Board of Directors, and the 2017 Citizen Review Teams made up of volunteers from the community. This review process will include site visits with all the applicant organizations by the Citizen Review Teams.  Megan Timpany, Executive Director of UWNC said “The UWNC community investment assessment process is an integral part of due diligence for UWNC donors.” Any community member that is interested in being on a Citizens Review Team should contact UWNC. Any Health and Human Service Non-Profit agency that has questions about the application process can also contact UWNC at 274-8111.

United Way of Nevada County’s mission is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community.   UWNC will be concentrating on the Basic Needs of those in our community which include Food, Emergency Shelter and access to Health Care. Currently the funding priorities for the annual UWNC community impact funds are existing UWNC programs, new UWNC programs and Partner funding. United Way of Nevada County strives to assure individuals and families in Nevada County are able to meet their Basic Needs. UWNC envisions a community where all individuals and families achieve their desired potential through healthy lives, education and income stability.