Community Impact Partner Grant Application

The grant application for the 2022-2023 funding cycle opens on April 25 with a submission deadline of May 13.

Use this form if you are NOT a collaboration of two or more organizations.

if you are a collaboration of two or more organizations applying for UWNCO community funding please use the Community Collaboration Grant Application.

Our Commitment to RBA

United Way of North Central Ohio is committed to using RBA (Results-Based Accountability) and collective impact to direct our organization’s focus and funding, and our applications rely heavily on RBA processes.

If you are a first-time applicant who has not undergone our RBA training and is unfamiliar with the process and terminology (or if you are a returning applicant who would like a refresher overview), PLEASE reach out to Erica at 740.383.3108 or

We are excited about RBA and will be happy to help you understand the process.

Application Process Information

The online application is best viewed and completed in these browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge.

Please provide as much detail as possible about your organization and its community impact. Most fields require an answer, indicated by *. Detailed responses will provide more data on which your application can be scored.

When your application submission is complete, you’ll receive a confirmation message at the top of the page. You will also receive an email at the email address you provided confirming the successful submission and including your responses to the application fields. You can print this email to have a record of your completed application.

If you have questions about the application, please call 740-383-3108.

The Five Conditions of Collective Impact
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What is RBA?

Basic RBA Principles
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RBA is Results-Based Accountability. RBA uses a data-driven, decision-making process to help communities and organizations get beyond talking about problems to taking action to solve problems. It is a simple, common sense framework that everyone can understand. RBA starts with ends and works backward, towards means. The “end” or difference you are trying to make looks slightly different if you are working on a broad community level or are focusing on your specific program or organization.

United Way of North Central Ohio is committed to using RBA and collective impact throughout our funding process. Please use the resources below as needed while completing the application.

RBA Definitions.
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RBA Glossary

RESULT. Results are conditions of well-being for entire populations – children, adults, families or communities – stated in plain language.

INDICATOR. Indicators are measures that help quantify the achievement of a population result. They answer the question “How would we recognize these results in measurable terms if we fell over them.” Indicators refer only to whole populations, not programs.

PROGRAM. A program, agency, or service system responsible for helping reach the stated RESULTS. Programs are not themselves STRATEGIES; they are expressions of strategies.

PERFORMANCE MEASURE. Performance Measures are measures of how well public and private programs and agencies are working. The most important performance measures tell us whether the clients or customers of the service are better off. Performance Measure can apply to entire agencies, service delivery systems, or individual programs.

CURRENT VALUE. The current level of achievement for an Indicator or Performance Measure at a point in time.

TARGET VALUE. A desired level of achievement for an Indicator or Performance Measure.

Selecting Performance Measures
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Accountability: The Whole vs. the Parts
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Turn the Curve Thinking
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United Way of NCO Results & Indicators

RESULT: All residents in north central Ohio live in vibrant neighborhoods.


    • Crime rate
    • # of abandoned/neglected properties
    • % of home ownership
    • % of occupied housing units

RESULT: All children in north central Ohio will achieve their full potential.


    • % of students reading at proficiency by 4th grade
    • % of students who receive a high school diploma in 4 years
    • % of students who demonstrate kindergarten readiness
    • % of preschoolers with access to accredited early childhood programs

RESULT: All children and adults in north central Ohio are mentally and physically healthy.


    • % of people with access to mental health services
    • Rate of abused and neglected children
    • % of food insecure individuals
    • Suicide rate

RESULT: All residents in north central Ohio are able to meet their financial needs.


    • % of households with incomes greater than 200% of the poverty rate
    • Rate of unemployment
    • # of individuals 25 & older who have attained some level of education/certification beyond high school
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