Strategic Partner Grants: Now Accepting Letters of Interest

In Greensboro, 57,000 people and 25% of children are living in poverty.  United Way finds this unacceptable which is why we’ve created a community-wide network of Strategic Partners that work together to end poverty.

Every year, United Way accepts grant applications from human service organizations through an open and competitive process.  Volunteer-led committees called Impact Councils select programs based on their abilities to produce outcomes that reduce the number of children, families and adults living in poverty. This “open funding” model allows United Way to invest donor gifts into local programs with proven solutions that are decreasing poverty.

2020-22 Strategic Partner Grants:  Call for Letters of Interest

United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) is pleased to accept Letters of Interest (LOI) for Strategic Partner Grants for programs that work toward breaking the cycle of poverty for the Greater Greensboro community.  Grants are currently available in two Impact areas: Employment & Financial Stability Supports and Addressing Basic Needs for the funding period July 1, 2020 – June 30, 2022.  Click here for the complete Call for Letters of Interest document.

Letters of Interest are due September 27, 2019. It is MANDATORY for potential applicants to attend one of the following Grant Seeker Meetings before submitting a LOI.  All meetings take place at United Way of Greater Greensboro, 1500 Yanceyville St. Click the date to RSVP:

For questions or more information, please contact:

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Emergency Food and Shelter Program Grant (EFSP)

The National Board for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program Announces $30 Million Available to Organizations Providing Humanitarian Aid to SouthernBorder Migrants

Eligible Nonprofit, Faith-based, and Government Entities Invited to Apply

August 19, 2019 (Alexandria, VA) – United Way Worldwide, on behalf of the National Board for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program, today announced that theEmergency Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance and Security at the Southern Border Act, signed into law on July 1, 2019, includes $30 million for theU.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (DHS/FEMA) Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) to provide humanitarian aid to the southern border. This funding is available to reimburse eligible nonprofit, faith-based, and government entities that have expended funds on or after January 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020. Initial reimbursements will be for the period on or after January 1, 2019 through June 30, 2019. See Full Announcement

  • All applications must be completed via the EFSP website.
  • Applicants may access the application by clicking on Supplemental Funding Information tab from the homepage.
  • ALL applications must be submitted by 11:59:59 p.m. (EST) on Friday, September 6, 2019.  No applications received after the due date will be accepted for funding consideration.
  • Entities interested in applying for reimbursement may find more information on the EFSP website  under the Supplemental Funding Information tab, including Supplemental Funding Guidance, Frequently Asked Questions and other materials.

If you have questions about the Supplemental Funding, please contact EFSP staff at or 703-706-9660.


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Public Invited to Attend United Way’s Annual Community Celebration to END Poverty

(Greensboro, NC, September 13, 2019) – The community is invited to join United Way of Greater Greensboro on September 27, 6 to 9 p.m., at Revolution Mill in Greensboro for United Way’s annual Community Celebration to END Poverty.  The family-friendly event will feature live music by JujuGuru, food trucks and attendees will be treated to beer […]