united wayLast month, the District K office facilitated a Neighborhood 101 symposium on March 19 at Westbury High School that addressed the United Way Community Building Grants Program.

This interactive symposium provided attendees with information about the in’s and out’s of the grant program. The United Way of Greater Houston created a fund that focuses on community-building initiatives. This program provides grants from $1,000 to $10,000 for short term projects or one-time expenses that will have a positive impact in the community.

The next funding cycle for the United Way Community Building Grants Program is September 14, 2016. The Funding Conference is an opportunity to learn about and ask questions regarding the grant process. Sessions are held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the United Way, 50 Waugh Drive @ Feagan. The application deadline for the next funding cycle is September 21.

For more information about the United Way Community Building Grants Program, please visit https://www.unitedwayhouston.org/nonprofit-connection/grant-opportunities.