The Fourth Quarter application cycle will open on September 1, 2022, and close on October 1, 2022. The goals of 4th Quarter programing are to incentivize multi-sectoral leadership, encourage innovative solutions to social challenges, and strengthen impacts per dollar spent. These applications should focus on one of three types of grants: 

Each of these grant categories are discussed below. 

  1. Collaborative Partnerships Grants (CPG):

CPGs should be designed to address social issues not readily addressed by one organization or in one sector.  Collaborative Partnerships include:  engagement of more than one implementing partner; a common strategic vision among partners; shared impact approaches among partners; reinforcing activities among partners; and a clear description of partner roles, budgets, responsibilities and expectations.  It is anticipated that CPGs will have a planned “Life of Project” of 3 to 5 years.  Funding will occur annually, based on performance and availability funds.  

CPG recipients are required to submit annual Implementation Plans for UWGG review.  The first, due within 90 days of the grant award, should include a time-based plan describing activities and corresponding targets for the first year of implementation. The Plan should reflect a refinement of the program description, outcomes contained in the application, and the more intensive planning effort now possible with the certainty of having an approved grant.  Subsequent annual plans will be due one month prior to the anniversary date of the grant. 

In conjunction with True Impact, CPG recipients will be required to submit semi-annual and annual performance data for UWGG review.

  1. Innovation, Proof of Concept & Less Restrictive Grants

These grants should be designed to encourage innovation, test development hypotheses, and encourage novel approaches to social and economic problem solving.

A subset of this category could include “less restrictive” grants which allow an organization flexibility in how they use the funds over the grant period (subject to UWGG’s funding guidelines and standing rules).  In their proposals, applicants should specify “0rganization” outcomes rather than “Project” outcomes.  Organizations with strong leadership, strategy, governance and impact per dollar may be better served with this flexibility, allowing them to think long term, develop organizational strength, and simplify impact reporting (i.e. by organization rather than project).  Consult with UWGG staff to determine whether your organization would be eligible for a “less restrictive” grant.   

  1. Feasibility/Planning Grants:

These grants, expected to be less than one year in duration, are designed to strengthen community organizations by supporting technical feasibility studies, organizational development/training, and strategic planning. 

General 4th Quarter Guidance:

All 4th Quarter grant categories require that proposals support one or more of UWGG’s priority areas (financial stability, education, and/or health).  Before preparing the standard UWGG online application, applicants are encouraged to establish a dialogue with the UWGG to ensure a mutual understanding of the design requirements.  All grants over $5,000 will require True Impact engagement.