Pilot Stage (August 2023 – July 2024)


The Pilot Stage is designed to support organizations in launching a small-scope implementation of their Big Idea. During the 12-month implementation period, a subset of our Planning Stage grantee partners will be awarded up to $200,000 and continued technical assistance to:

Based on the work completed in the Planning Stage, selected grantees will launch operations of their pilot within two months of receiving a Pilot Stage grant. To support grantees in the implementation process, United Way will facilitate and provide:

Throughout the Pilot Stage, grantees are encouraged to share their transparent reflections with the Challenge Manager to identify needs for support and request additional technical assistance. Consistent feedback loops will gather input and feedback from beneficiaries and partners of each pilot, in collaboration with program evaluators and outside experts convened by United Way.

Here are the projects moving forward from the Planning Stage, into the Pilot Stage:

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