Indiana United Ways (IUW), the state membership association for 42 of Indiana’s 44 United Ways serving Indiana counties (including United Way of Marshall County), is pleased to announce a new Statewide Capital Projects Initiative (SCPI), supported by Lilly Endowment Inc. The Initiative will award $80 million in capital project matching grants to select nonprofit organizations between 2024-2028. All eligible nonprofits with real estate projects based in Marshall County that are directly associated with providing essential health and human services must apply in collaboration with United Way of Marshall County.
“When COVID hit, we were able to bring valuable resources to our service area thanks in part to our IUW membership. Now, we have another amazing opportunity to again work with our state association to increase the availability and quality of health and human services across Marshall County. This is what being part of a United Way network is all about,” said Linda Yoder, Executive Director of United Way of Marshall County. “We anticipate that this generous investment from Lilly Endowment will support the expansion and growth of multiple organizations in our community. The impact will be significant in building a stronger social services network, allowing us all to serve more of our Marshall County neighbors.”
Eligible organizations can seek grants for no more than 50 percent of the cost of a project, up to a maximum of $1.5 million. Beginning in January 2024, nonprofits directly delivering essential health and human services that have construction and renovation needs are encouraged to reach out to United Way of Marshall County during the early stages of capital project development to discuss the requirements of the Initiative and determine whether a project addressing those needs in Marshall County may be eligible for funding.
Learn more details about the Initiative and complete an eligibility assessment at iuw.org/capitalgrants. The window for funding opened on January 8, 2024, and United Way of Marshall County is now considering applications to recommend to the IUW Statewide Capital Projects Initiative Committee. All eligible organizations with capital projects based in Marshall County should review the grant information and FAQs at iuw.org/capitalgrants and complete an eligibility assessment before reaching out to United Way of Marshall County at 574.936.3366 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Potential projects will be reviewed by a local team at United Way of Marshall County for selection, endorsement, and invitation to apply to the IUW’s Statewide Capital Projects Initiative. The IUW SCPI application review committee is comprised of volunteers from across the state of Indiana with expertise in architecture, construction, nonprofit management, finance, and other disciplines. All final decisions regarding grants will be made by Indiana United Ways.