March 15, 2017
The United Way of Erie County has challenged our community to increase self-sufficiency by 10,000
people by 2025.
The Erie Women’s Fund (EWF), a donor advised fund of The Erie Community Foundation, is responding to this challenge by issuing this Request for Proposal (RFP). EWF seeks proposals to help women and families reach self-sufficiency. Families are considered "self sufficient" if they have access to basic needs and resources. The Self-Sufficiency Standard is published by Pathways PA, a nonprofit advocacy group for women and children, and measures how much income is needed for a family of a certain composition in a given county to adequately meet their minimum basic needs without public or private assistance.
We are seeking proposals for projects that address the self-sufficiency gap, by addressing basic minimum needs in any of the following areas: