Letter of Intent & Advisory Council

Open Letter of Intent for Heart of Missouri United Way

Impact Area: Health and Basic Needs

Open Period: Noon on Tuesday, May 16, 2023 – Noon on Tuesday, May 30, 2023

The Heart of Missouri United Way is pleased to announce the opening of the Health and Basic Needs Impact Letter of Intent. The Letter of Intent (LOI) will be open from noon on Tuesday, May 16, 2023 – noon on Tuesday, May 30, 2023.

Purpose: The purpose of the Letter of Intent (LOI) is to indicate the program(s) name(s), program(s) description(s), program(s) common outcomes and program(s) services the organization intends to propose to Heart of Missouri United Way through the upcoming Request for Proposal (RFP). To be eligible to apply for funding through the RFP, organizations must submit a Letter of Intent to United Way and participate in a LOI Virtual Feedback Session with UW staff.

Important Letter of Intent Information:

  • The Letter of Intent (LOI) will require use of the Boone Impact Group Taxonomy of Services and Common Outcomes with Contributing Services. Links are also included in the LOI form.
  • Click here to read the complete United Way funding guidelines for 2024-2026 Health and Basic Needs Impact Investments prior to beginning the work of completing your LOI(s).
  • For organizations applying for more than one program, there are three Letter of Intent forms available to you within the LOI link. The form will prompt you to begin a new LOI for each program, based on your responses.

Please email Courtney Daviess, Chief Community Impact Officer at cdaviess@uwheartmo.org and Krista Myer, Community Impact Specialist at kmyer@uwheartmo.org right away if you have any questions, comments or need assistance with the LOI.

Applications Open for Advisory Council Volunteers

Advisory Council: Health and Basic Needs

Active Period: August 2023 through October 2023

Function: The purpose of the Heart of Missouri United Way Advisory Council is to provide increased transparency in the impact investment process. Advisory Council volunteers are responsible for recommending to the United Way Board of Directors the best way to invest funds raised in our community for our community. Throughout the process, volunteers must promote inclusion, diversity, and equity values and advanced equitable opportunities for all. With requests for funds routinely in excess of available funding, the Advisory Council volunteers have a complex and difficult set of decisions.

Composition: This Advisory Council is comprised of a diverse group of volunteers from the community. Their commitment to serve is to improve the health and well-being of all residents.

Council Activities: The Advisory Council will meet regularly during the active investment process, which occurs annually from late August through late October. Activities include training sessions, reading written grant proposals, attending proposal presentations, participating in virtual Q&A Sessions, and multiple decision-making/recommendation discussions.

If you have any questions, contact Courtney Daviess, Chief Community Impact Officer at cdaviess@uwheartmo.org

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