2018 – 2020 Strategic Partner Grants

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 in the Greater Greensboro community.  For 2018-20, grants are available in the areas of Income and Basic Needs, and nonprofit organizations may apply whether or not they have received funding from UWGG in the past.

The letter of interest process in now closed. 

United Way of Greater Greensboro Kathleen & Joseph Bryan Community Enrichment and Venture Grant (CEVG) and Joseph M. Bryan Human Services Grant

As a result of support from the Joseph M. Bryan Foundation, UWGG has the opportunity to invest additional funds beyond our Strategic Partner Grants.  These funds are allocated through two grants:  CEVG invests in new and innovative programs with a maximum amount of $15,000 per award; Bryan Grant provides stabilization and expansion grants for programs already demonstrating success with a maximum award amount of $30,000.

  • For 2018, these grants are changing from calendar year to fiscal year.  The next opportunity to receive funding is for fiscal year 2018-19 beginning July 1, 2018 and ending June 30, 2019.  We anticipate releasing the Call for 2018-19 Letters of Interest in summer 2017.  Please check back for updated information.
  • Download the list of 2017 CEVG and Bryan Grant investments.

Emergency Food and Shelter Program Grant (EFSP)

EFSP began in 1983 with a $50 million federal appropriation. The program was created by Congress to help meet the needs of hungry and homeless people throughout the United States and its territories by allocating federal funds for the provision of food and shelter. Under the guidance of the of National Board and direct supervision of the Local Board, United Way of Greater Greensboro serves as administrator for our jurisdiction. Local funds are awarded in High Point City, Guilford and Davidson counties to organizations who can provide the following, as determined by the Local Board:

  • Food, in the form of served meals or groceries.
  • Lodging in a mass shelter or hotel.
  • One month’s rent or mortgage payment.
  • One month’s utility bill.
  • Equipment necessary to feed or shelter people.

Application instructions

EFSP grant funding is currently unavailable. Please check back for updated information.