The Grants

The United Way of Greater Greensboro is pleased to offer two grant opportunities for new and existing programs that create positive community impact in the areas of Education, Income & Resources, and Health for Greater Greensboro citizens.  These grants are available due to the generosity of the Joseph M. Bryan Foundation.

United Way of Greater Greensboro Kathleen and Joseph Bryan Community Enrichment and Venture Grant (CEVG)

CEVG began in 1967 to promote the improvement of human services delivery through innovative programs. The name was changed to the Kathleen and Joseph M. Bryan Community Enrichment and Venture Grant Program to acknowledge the Bryans' generous support through the years.

CEVG awards up to $15,000 and can be used for the following purposes: 
1. Seed money to provide short- term support for start up, development and stabilization of new and innovative programs that provide a service currently unavailable in the Greater Greensboro community.  (A program operating for less than 2 years is considered “new.”)
2. System building grants that strengthen the capacity of existing agencies to deliver a particular program;
3. Support to redirect agencies to more effectively address areas of need.

United Way of Greater Greensboro Joseph M. Bryan Human Services Grant (Bryan)

The Joseph M. Bryan Foundation established the grant program in 1996 to recognize Bryan's lifelong commitment to the welfare of the Greensboro community. The Bryan Grants are awarded to human service programs in the form of stabilization Grants. These funds can be extended to a program that has been operating and demonstrating success in the community for a limited number of years and is in need of strengthening the service offered and the outcomes achieved.  These grants offer awards of up to $30,000.

2015 Funding Cycle and Timeline
Funding cycle for both grants is January-December 2015. The application timeline is:
  • Announce acceptance of 2015 Letters of Interest (LOI)
  • Letters of Interest are due to United Way
  • Invitations made to agencies to submit full program applications
  • Program applications are due to United Way
  • Notification of funding awards
  • Grant funding begins

April 23, 2014
June 5, 2014 by 5:00pm
July 18, 2014

August 28, 2014 by 5:00pm
November 2014
January 2015

For more information and guidelines for submitting Letter of Interest (LOI) for the 2014 funding cycle, please click here.

Click here for more information about 2014's grant recipients.

For more information, contact Carie Jones-Barrow, Community Invstment Specialist, at 336-378-6613 or