HICO Overview

High Impact Community Outreach (HICO) was proposed by the UUCSF Board of Trustees and approved by the congregation in late 2019.  It is a long-term program to fund projects that can make a difference in our local communities and develop connections between the congregation and grantees.


FOCUS 2024

Thank you for your interest in the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South
Fork’s (UUCSF) High Impact Community Outreach (HICO) program. Each grant cycle is unique as we select different areas of focus highlighting specific needs in our community. We ask that all applicants ensure that their projects align with at least one of those needs.

This is the fifth year of the HICO program.  Our focus tries to address the changing needs of our East End community.  This year we are shifting from concentrating on the basics to addressing unmet demands of several constituencies.  We are cognizant of the pressure on social services by a growing population and recognize that some individuals/groups are being left behind. HICO continues to be a resource to help cope with the challenges/hardships our neighbors are encountering. 

Please see our 2024 priorities below. We look forward to learning about
your project!

– Support for New Entrants to our community
– Access to Health Care, including mental health services

– Eldercare addressing loneliness, isolation, health and safety
– Promote engaging with our History, Cultural Heritage or Democratic Process