Difficulty Assistance Grants, previously referred to as "Special Grants", are intended to help with unexpected needs. Nonprofits often encounter unforseen events that put additional strain on their budgets, or have a growing need that can cause funds to run dry towards the end of the year. This grant is designed to help ease those burdens.UWMC's Difficulty Assistance Grants should not be a go-to for program funding every year. If your request is a cost that occurs annually, we prefer it be made during our annual community investment process in December.
Recipients of Difficulty Assistance Grant funds will be required to present a report on the use of these funds to be shared with the United Way Board of Directors. Grant requests may be submitted by any Mahaska County 501(c)(3) organization.
Please Note: United Way of Mahaska County will not be taking applications for 2016 Difficulty Assistance Grants.
For questions and concerns regarding Difficulty Assistance Grants, please contact United Way at 641-673-6043 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2015 Difficulty Assistance Grant Recipients
|Habitat for Humanity||Low-Income Family Home Build||$10,000|
|Mahaska County Agency on Aging||Recumbent Exercise Bicycles||$700|
|New Hope Community Inc||Roof Drainage Repairs||$1,300|
|Peer Helpers||Winter Clothing and Hygeine Kits for Kids||$1,500|
|Mahaska County YMCA||Day Camp Scholarships||$1,000|
|Mahaska County YMCA||Computer Server Repairs||$2,500|
|Mahaska County YMCA||Facility Renovation||$4,000|
|Total Approved Funding||$21,000|