January 23, 2012
Multi-Year Funding Commitment Extends through June 30, 2013
Berkshire United Way's existing multi-year funding commitment extends through June 30, 2013. As a result, the next grant application process will not begin until early 2013.
At the end of 2010, Berkshire United Way's board of directors implemented a multi-year funding commitment with the flexibility to shorten or extend the commitment based on program performance and fiscal realities. According to BUW Director of Community Engagement and Evaluation, Nancy Stoll, the new approach "should ultimately improve community outcomes because funded partners will enjoy more stability as a result of our longer term partnership." The current grant cycle began July 1, 2011, and will run through June 30, 2013. The next open, competitive grant process will begin in early 2013. Plan on monitoring our web site and local media for details at that time.