U2019-2020 Community Impact Funding Grants

Applicants should consider the United Way Community Impact agenda to identify if the program they are applying for aligns with the investment strategies of the United Way of North Central Iowa.  Access the Community Impact agenda here: Community Impact Roadmap

Applications for 2019-2020 funding will be accepted according to the following schedule:

Application Released

November 26, 2018

Application Training

December 11-12, 2018

Training will be held December 11th and December 12th at the United Way of North Central Iowa offices located at 2911 4th Street SE, Mason City, IA.  Seven group sessions over the two-day period will be available for sign-up. You only need to sign-up for one session.  Training is not a requirement to submit an application. If you have any questions, please email Jen Arends at or call 641-423-1774.  

To Sign-up for a training session, please click HERE

Application Due
Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 by 5:00 p.m.

For Funded Partners, please access your e-CImpact account to complete the application. Click HERE to access the e-CImpact Login Page.

For New Applicants, please complete applicant screening and registration by clicking HERE. Choose the new to e-CImpact login. 

Community Impact Team (CIT) Process

Funding applications will be reviewed by Community Impact Teams. Each impact area (Education, Financial Stability, and Health) will have a designated impact team compromised of volunteer community members who possess knowledge and skill in their designated impact area. Following the Community Impact Team Process, teams will recommend funding decisions to the United Way of North Central Iowa Board of Directors.

CIT Timeline

February 11-13, 2019

Community Impact Team Training

February 25-March 6, 2019
Community Impact Team Meetings

March 18-21, 2019 
Community Impact Health and Education Presentations

March 25-27, 2019 

Community Impact Education and Income Presentations

April 1, 2019
CIT Executive Committee Meeting

April 25, 2019
United Way of North Central Iowa Board Meeting

Award Notification

Awardees will be notified the first week of May.


Questions can be directed to:

Jen Arends


United Way of North Central Iowa 
2911 4th Street SE
PO Box 1465
Mason City, IA 50401

Jen Arends