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Our bold goal:

to provide every child in Northwest Arkansas a pathway out of poverty!

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Children Living in Poverty (CLIP) Funding Opportunities

The United Way of Northwest Arkansas is pleased to announce its FY 2017-2019 Children Living in Poverty (CLIP) funding opportunities.

CLIP funding opportunities are available to 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations and collaborations [partners working together on a specific issue to address children living in poverty with at least one partner a 501(c)3 organization]. Submitted Letter of Inquiry’s (LOI) must align with the Children Living in Poverty focus and impact our bold goal to “provide every child in Northwest Arkansas a pathway out of poverty.” There are seven CLIP funding opportunities that fall within two broad areas:

Stability Today

  • Advocates
  • Child Wellbeing
  • Youth Homelessness

Prosperity Tomorrow

  • Parents as First Teachers
  • Out of School Time Programs
  • Youth Connectedness
  • Developing Self-Sufficiency

To be considered for CLIP funding, an organization must first submit a LOI no later than 5:00 pm February 10, 2017. The LOIs will be reviewed and scored by a panel of community volunteers who will determine which organizations will be approved to submit a more detailed application for funding consideration. This is a competitive process and submission of an LOI or full application does not guarantee funding.

Letter of Inquiry:

  • 2017-2019 CLIP LOI Outline/Template Worksheet (word doc.)
    • This worksheet outlines the sections of information required in the LOI available through the agency portal listed below. You can use this document to better prepare your LOI.
  • Submit your 2017-2019 CLIP LOI (agency portal webpage)
    • Once logged in,  select “Children Living In Poverty Admin” under Functions, click on “Packages” under Main Menu, then click “2017-2019 Letter of Inquiry.”
    • Remember: Each component within the LOI must be submitted in this agency portal to be considered.
    • If you do not have a agency portal login, please contact
    • Questions about ANDAR, our agency portal? See user manual here.

Training Sessions Presentation:

Organizations are encouraged to attend one of the following training sessions to help you better prepare your proposal for CLIP funding.  The sessions are organized by funding areas to allow for more focused discussion.

For those who missed the training sessions, this presentation will provide a comprehensive overview of the LOI process.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Questions about the funding process? See here to learn more.  If you have additional questions, please contact


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