Community Investments

We work hard to find solutions to community issues by focusing our work into our Strategic Priorities. We bring people together from all parts of our community to identify, develop and provide solutions to community issues.

We believe it takes collective community actions sustained over time to achieve the outcomes we want. We invest in a foundation of strong, viable programs and mobilize volunteers to address our community’s needs. We also implement strategic initiatives and support staff that focus on community impact work to create systems-level change.

The Binghamton-Broome Anti-Poverty Initiative (BBAPI) Grant Program and Strategic Priorities Grant Program Are Now Open!
 

Collaborative efforts with local agencies and coalitions allow us to work for a stronger Broome County. Through generous community donations, we are also able to provide millions of dollars in critical funding to support local programs. Our community partners reach thousands of residents every year, and continue to provide lasting impact in the areas of health, education and financial stabililty, alongside our community priorities.

Click on any link below to visit our community partners' websites.

United Way of Broome County Community Partners

ACCORD, A CENTER FOR DISPUTE RESOLUTION

ACTION FOR OLDER PERSONS

AMERICAN CIVIC ASSOCIATION

AMERICAN RED CROSS, SOUTHERN TIER CHAPTER

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF BINGHAMTON

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF WESTERN BROOME

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA, BADEN-POWELL COUNCIL

BROOME COUNTY COUNCIL OF CHURCHES

BROOME COUNTY PROMISE ZONE

BROOME COUNTY URBAN LEAGUE

CATHOLIC CHARITIES DIOCESE OF SYRACUSE, BROOME COUNTY

CORNELL COOPERATIVE EXTENSION OF BROOME COUNTY

CRIME VICTIMS ASSISTANCE CENTER

DEPOSIT FOUNDATION

THE FAMILY CHILDREN'S SOCIETY

FAMILY PLANNING OF SOUTH CENTRAL NEW YORK, INC.

FOOD BANK OF THE SOUTHERN TIER

GIRL SCOUTS OF NYPENN PATHWAYS

HCA, HELPING CELEBRATE ABILITIES

INDEPENDENCE AWARENESS

JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER OF BINGHAMTON

KOPERNIK SOCIETY OF BROOME COUNTY

LITERACY VOLUNTEERS OF BROOME/TIOGA COUNTIES, INC.

MHAST, MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION OF THE SOUTHERN TIER

MOTHERS AND BABIES PERINATAL NETWORK

RISE

RURAL HEALTH NETWORK OF SOUTH CENTRAL NEW YORK

THE SALVATION ARMY

SARAH JANE JOHNSON MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

VINES, VOLUNTEERS IMPROVING NEIGHBORHOOD ENVIRONMENTS

WILSON CHILDREN'S CENTER

YMCA OF BROOME COUNTY

YWCA OF BINGHAMTON/BROOME

 

 

The Binghamton-Broome Anti-Poverty Initiative (BBAPI) is a community-driven effort to break the cycle of poverty in Broome County. By applying the Collective Impact framework to first explore, then address the root causes of poverty, BBAPI focuses on creating systems-level social change to find solutions to the immediate and long-term barriers affecting individuals impacted by poverty. With a systems-change approach, BBAPI will work to empower individuals and families and create vibrant neighborhoods, where residents feel safe and will live healthy financially-stable lives.
 
The Request for Proposals (RFP) is seeking proposals for innovative and sustainable solutions in the areas of Child Care, Housing, and Community Empowerment Centers, that offer comprehensive wrap-around services and supports, and Transportation services for educational and workforce development opportunities, that will allows those living in poverty to achieve their full potential. BBAPI is not only look for new and innovative projects and programs, but there is great potential for collaborative proposals that connect, integrate and add value to existing projects and programs. 

The short-term goal of BBAPI through the 2018-2019 Grant Program is to decrease the impact of poverty by 15% for targeted populations in the City of Binghamton  by March 31, 2019.

The overall goal of BBAPI through the Grant Program is to decrease poverty by 30% in Broome County communities by 2030.

To be eligible for funding through the BBAPI Grant Program, attendance at ONE of our Public Information Sessions is REQUIRED. Please RSVP for one of the sessions to Alexis Savidge at asavidge@uwbroome.org by Friday, November 10th. The sessions will be offered at United Way of Broome County, 101 S Jensen Rd, Vestal, NY 13850 on: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 from 9:30 to 11:00AM AND Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 1:30 to 3:00PM. 
 

We will also be hosting a Grant Writing Workshop lead by Dai Korba, Grant Writer for the Village of Johnson City on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 from 12:00 to 1:30PM.  This is a free workshop offered to the public and is NOT REQUIRED, to apply for funding.  If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Alexis Savidge at asavidge@uwbroome.org by Friday, November 17th.

Applicants are encouraged to call Paula Perna, Director of Community Initiatives and Planning at 607-240-2014 with any questions about the BBAPI Grant Program. 
 

Directions for Applying:

To learn more about this grant program and funding available, please download the Request for Proposals (RFP).
 
To access the online application, please first fill out the Letter of Intent. Once submitted, United Way staff will be in contact with you via email to provide you with directions and a login to access the online application.
 

 

We will also be hosting a Grant Writing Workshop lead by Dai Korba, Grant Writer for the Village of Johnson City on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 from 12:00 to 1:30PM.  This is a free workshop offered to the public and is NOT REQUIRED, to apply for funding.  If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Alexis Savidge at asavidge@uwbroome.org by Friday, November 17th.

APPLICATIONS DUE DECEMBER 20, 2017

The Strategic Priorities Grant Program is one of the United Way of Broome County Community Investment programs that aims to mobilize the caring power of communities by bringing together organizations, people and resources to focus on critical issues with the goal of making progress through collaborative, coordinated efforts. We work to identify solutions to our community’s strategic priorities that address core issues in the areas of health, education and financial stability. United Way is taking action on what Broome County residents feel is most important by focusing its funding cycles on three Strategic Priorities.

Strategic Priorities 

  • Families are empowered and economically stable
  • Youth are prepared to live, learn, work and contribute
  • Seniors are healthy and safe
Through this RFP, UWBC will fund programs that work to meet the basic needs of county residents. Reducing poverty by meeting peoples’ basic needs and through targeted initiatives will transform the lives of individuals, moving them from crisis to self-sufficiency.  Aligning with the common agenda of the Binghamton-Broome Anti-Poverty Initiative (BBAPI), We envision a Broome County with vibrant neighborhoods where residents feel safe and can live a healthy, financially stable life with increased access to resources and services.
 
To be eligible for funding through the Strategic Priorities Grant Program, attendance at ONE of our Public Information Sessions is REQUIRED. Please RSVP for one of the sessions to Alexis Savidge at asavidge@uwbroome.org by Friday, November 10th. The sessions will be offered at United Way of Broome County, 101 S Jensen Rd, Vestal, NY 1850 on:  Tuesday, November 14, 2017 from 8:00 to 9:30AM AND Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 12:00 to 1:30PM.
 
We will also be hosting a Grant Writing Workshop lead by Dai Korba, Grant Writer for the Village of Johnson City on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 from 12:00 to 1:30PM.  This is a free workshop offered to the public and is NOT REQUIRED, to apply for funding.  If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Alexis Savidge at asavidge@uwbroome.org by Friday, November 17th. For additional help, there will be open office hours on Tuesday, December 5, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM to share examples of proposals that were ranked highly by the Impact Councils during last year’s review process.  United Way Staff will also be available to answer any questions you may have. Both of these offerings will be located at United Way of Broome County, 101 S Jensen Rd, Vestal, NY 13850.
 
 
Applicants are encouraged to call Alexis Savidge, Community Initiatives Assistant, at 607-240-2007 with any questions about the Strategic Priorities Grant Program. 
 

Directions for Applying:

To learn more about this grant program and funding available, please download the Request for Proposals (RFP).
 
To access the online application, please first fill out the Letter of Intent. Once submitted, United Way staff will be in contact with you via email to provide you with directions and a login to access the online application.
 

 

 

Closed for 2017-2018, will reopen next year for the 2018-2019 project funding.

United Way of Broome County is seeking proposals for projects that aim to strengthen the ability of local nonprofits to address the ever-evolving challenges and opportunities facing our community.  To this end, we have established the Capacity Building Grant Program as a means to provide financial resources to strengthen the ability of community partners to effectively and efficiently respond to these challenges and opportunities through capacity building and capital projects. 


Eligible organizations must align with one or more of United Way of Broome County Strategic Priorities AND/OR one or more Collective Impact Initiative.

Strategic Priorities:
1.    Families are nurturing and economically stable.
2.    Youth are prepared to live, learn, work, and contribute.
3.    Seniors are healthy and safe.

Collective Impact Initiatives:
1.     Healthy Lifestyles Coalition
2.     Binghamton-Broome Anti-Poverty Initiative

Closed for 2017-2018, will reopen in the winter for 2018-2019 program funding

The Healthy Lifestyles Coalition seeks proposals for programming that will help the children and families that live on the North Side of Binghamton to reduce obesity by increasing access to healthy foods, nutrition information, and opportunities for physical activity. The HLC Grant Program awards grants to not-for-profit organizations to impact the issue of obesity in the area of the North Side. The most successful proposals include dynamic, creative, and data driven interventions and will incorporate the established objectives of the HLC.

The Healthy Lifestyles Coalition Grant Program provides one-year grants in order to reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity within the Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School catchment area of Binghamton. This area on the North Side of Binghamton was chosen for this project because the students in this area were shown to have the highest obesity rates in the City of Binghamton. Baseline data collected for this project showed that 74.2% of those surveyed were overweight or obese as opposed to 67.7% of people in a comparison school district. This neighborhood was also selected because it qualifies as a “food desert” meaning that it is an area where it is difficult to buy affordable or quality fresh foods. In this target area, most residents are living within a modest income and more than 70% of people live over a mile from a grocery store. All of these reasons coupled with the limited access to physical activity opportunities in this neighborhood make this area the ideal choice for the Healthy Lifestyles Coalition.

All funded programs must meet at least one of the three objectives below:

1. Increase access to, and participation in, physical activity opportunities for residents in target area.

2. Increase access to, and consumption of, healthy foods and beverages for residents in target area.

3. Within target area, encourage the adoption of healthy lifestyles behaviors through creation of structural supports, environmental changes, and policy initiatives.