United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) is opening its funding process and accepting Letters of Interest (LOI) from current and unaffiliated non-profit partners with programs that focus on increasing educational achievement or improving health outcomes. The shared outcome will be to reduce the number of children, adults and families experiencing the impact of generational poverty.
Non-profit organizations with programs that meet LOI requirements will be invited to submit full grant applications. Programs selected through a volunteer-led award process are eligible to receive two-year funding for 2019-2021.
Applicants can access a detailed list of funding objectives, strategies and indicators at:
This historic move to an open funding model for increasing income and financial stability and addressing basic needs is the first of two steps in UWGG’s implementation plan. In fiscal year 2020, new and existing community partners whose services focus on increasing income and financial stability and addressing basis needs will be encouraged to submit a LOI.
NOTE: See UWGG Open Funding Model Timeline below for additional information.
United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) Open Funding Model Timeline
|Summer – Fall, 2013||To determine greater Greensboro’s most urgent needs, UWGG sought public input and opinions and researched local, regional and national best practices. Poverty was identified as greater Greensboro’s most urgent need.|
|March 2014||UWGG Board of Directors voted to adopt the goal of “Breaking the Cycle of Poverty” to reduce the number of children, adults and families experiencing the impact of generational poverty.|
|Summer 2014||Meetings and group presentations were held with community partners to discuss the shift to a focus on poverty.|
|2015 – 2016||UWGG updated funding strategies and goals to align with Breaking the Cycle of Poverty.|
|June 2017||UWGG Board voted to approve an open funding model, allowing new and existing partners equal opportunity to apply for funding.|
|July – August, 2017||Call for Letters of Interest (LOI) shared in multiple ways
Grant Seeker Meetings
|September 1, 2017||LOI due|
|September – October, 2017||
|January 27, 2018||Full applications due from qualified programs.|
|February – May 2018||Application review
|July 1, 2018||Funding period begins for increasing income and financial stability and addressing basic needs impact areas.|
|July 2018||See Call for LOIs for specific timeline.|
|July 1, 2019||Funding period begins for Education and Health impact areas.|