Kauai United Way funding being considered

LIHUE — Nonprofit organizations that provide human services to the people of Kauai can now apply for Kauai United Way funding covering the period from July 2020 through June, 2021.

Scott Giarman, executive director for the Kauai United Way, announced that applications for KUW funding are now available. Potential applicants must contact Lori Almarza at the Kauai United Way office by Feb. 7 to inform the Kauai United Way of its intent to apply.

Once contact is established, instructions on completing the funding application process will be issued.

In order to be eligible for funding, nonprofit organizations must be able to demonstrat that they:

• Have been providing services that are important to the people of Kauai for at least two years;

• Receive broad community support;

• Have held an IRS 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status for at least two years;

• Have an active, responsible board of directors who serve without compensation;

• Conduct its work in a responsible and ethical manner’

• Maintain active programs and proper financial records and utilize its funds efficiently;

• Make annual program and financial reports available to the public;

• Seek funding from additional sources as described in the Principles of Admission;

• Support the Kauai United Way annual campaign and special events throughout the year;

• Work cooperatively with other Kauai United Way participating agencies;

• Can meet other requirements deemed necessary for compliance with Kauai United Way policies.

Applicants must complete the extensive application describing its programs and documenting the above-mentioned requirements. A volunteer Allocations Committee will meet following the application deadline to evaluate the applications and interview applicant representatives.

Kauai United Way is the island’s umbrella charitable organization that provides an easy and powerful way for anyone with an interest in helping the people of Kauai make an impact in the community. Established in 1943, the Kauai United Way has been dedicated to serving the social service needs of the island.

Information: 245-2043.

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