Public Invited to Attend Virtually, End Poverty: The Lunch and Learn Series Hosted by United Way Young Leaders

Three-Part Series Features Speakers Michelle Gethers-Clark, Kim Gatling and Marcus Thomas

Greensboro, NC (May 21, 2020) – The public is invited to attend United Way of Greater Greensboro’s End Poverty: The Lunch and Learn Series hosted by Young Leaders. The three-part virtual series will begin on June 4, and will take place 12 to 1 p.m.

Featured speakers include:

June 4: Michelle Gethers-Clark, United Way of Greater Greensboro President and CEO, with her talk titled “What’s Poverty in Greensboro? Myths, Facts and Action”

June 11: Kim Gatling, United Way of Greater Greensboro Board Chair and partner at Fox Rothschild LLP, with her talk “Incorporating Board Service into Your Journey”

June 18: Marcus Thomas, United Way of Greater Greensboro Young Leaders Vice Chair and Dream Team Director at Mount Zion Baptist Church, with his talk “Volunteerism for Mutual Gain”

“United Way Young Leaders seek to empower and inspire young professionals to lead community-wide change that ends poverty, and this all-star lineup of speakers will definitely educate and inspire attendees to take action,” said Lauren Forbis, Marketing and Communications Manager at United Way of Greater Greensboro.

End Poverty: The Lunch and Learn Series will be hosted on Zoom and is open to 100 attendees per session. To register, visit www.unitedwaygso.org/learn.

The series is sponsored by The P&G Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, KONTOOR’s Emerging Leaders Group, Cone Health, Lincoln Financial Group and one anonymous donor.

Greensboro Virus Relief Taskforce Grants Over $2 Million to 92 Local Nonprofits, Seeks to Raise at Least $1 Million in Additional Support

Taskforce Urges Individuals and Corporations to Continue Supporting Relief Efforts

Greensboro, NC (May 15, 2020) – Over the past seven weeks, The Greensboro Virus Relief Taskforce has granted $2,136,180 to 92 local nonprofits helping thousands of individuals and families impacted by the Coronavirus.

The Taskforce exceeded the monumental $2 million mark when it granted $187,604 to nine local nonprofits in its latest weekly allocation. Taskforce members are urging individuals and corporations to continue supporting relief efforts and would like to raise at least an additional $1 million to continue rapidly supporting community members during the pandemic. 

The funds were allocated from the Greensboro Virus Relief Fund which was established by United Way of Greater Greensboro, City of Greensboro and Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro.

“Our local community is full of extremely generous and caring people and we are thankful for the support we’ve received over the past seven weeks. There is no doubt that thanks to that generous support, thousands of men, women, children, and families have been provided resources to help them during the pandemic. Our work is not yet complete, and we continue to ask anyone who can make a donation to please support the Greensboro Virus Relief Fund so that we can continue to help our local neighbors,” said Frank McCain, Vice President, Community Impact & Investment, United Way of Greater Greensboro and Co-Chair of the Virus Relief Taskforce.

The Taskforce is co-chaired by Larry Davis, Assistant City Manager, and Frank McCain, Vice President, Community Impact and Investment, United Way and comprised of leaders from Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, Guilford County and leaders representing six priority areas.

One hundred percent of donations are immediately being used to support local nonprofit response efforts.

“LGBTQ people of all ages face discrimination and are often isolated from everyday support networks. This makes LGBTQ people more vulnerable to coronavirus. Virus relief funds are allowing Guilford Green Foundation & LGBTQ Center to continue to provide services like job fairs, peer support and referrals so that LGBTQ people survive this pandemic,” said Jennifer Ruppe, Executive Director, Guilford Green Foundation & LGBTQ Center, a recent recipient of Virus Relief grant funding.

The Taskforce would like to raise an additional $1 million to continue rapidly supporting community members during the pandemic. Members of the Taskforce are urging the community to continue to give. To make a donation to the Greensboro Virus Relief Fund click here or text the word “Virus” to 40403.

Additionally, the Taskforce is accepting funding requests from 501 (c)(3) organizations helping people impacted by the Coronavirus. For more on funding requirements and how to apply, visit www.UnitedWayGSO.org/virus. To quickly respond to community needs, volunteer Taskforce members are reviewing dozens of applications from local nonprofits each week.

The latest round of funding was granted to the following nonprofits addressing the following priority areas:

Business Disruptions

  • Create Me: $4,500
  • Court Watch of North Carolina: $3,750
  • Downtown Greensboro Foundation: $24,000
  • Family Service of the Piedmont: $18,311
  • Family Support Network of Central Carolina: $4,816
  • Greensboro Farmers Market: $21,727

Food Insecurities

  • CODA Connections: $30,000

Housing Vulnerabilities

  • Turning Point One Eighty: $8,500
  • The Salvation Army of Greensboro: $72,000

Weekly Donor Thank You

The Taskforce is grateful for gifts of all sizes and every donor is contacted personally to acknowledge their support. Additionally, the Taskforce would like to acknowledge the following organizations and individuals for their extremely generous support this week.

  • Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro: $101,000
  • The Coach and Kate Spade Foundations NY Tapestry: $8,000
  • Mr. Michael A. Berkelhammer: $5,000


Over $200,000 Granted to Eight Local Nonprofits Helping People Impacted by Coronavirus

To-Date, Over $1.9 Million Granted to 89 Local Nonprofits, GSO Virus Relief Taskforce Wants to Raise an Additional $1 Million to Support Relief Efforts

Greensboro, NC (May 8, 2020) –In its sixth round of funding, the Greensboro Virus Relief Taskforce granted $219,775 to 8 local nonprofits providing services to people impacted by the Coronavirus. Over the past six weeks, the Taskforce has granted a total of $1,948,536 to 89 local nonprofits helping thousands of individuals and families.

The funds were allocated from the Greensboro Virus Relief Fund which was established by United Way of Greater Greensboro, City of Greensboro and Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro.

One hundred percent of donations are immediately being used to support local nonprofit response efforts.

“The Servant Center is grateful for the funds received through Greensboro’s Virus Relief Fund. Funds have allowed us to purchase much needed food to make up for the drastic decrease in food donations from local grocery stores. This food is vital to providing three meals each day to the 21 veterans experiencing homelessness living at Servant House. In addition, funds have allowed us to utilize technology to allow staff to continue to work and serve our clients while maintaining safe distancing. At the end of the day, these funds have allowed us to continue to serve those who are most vulnerable during this pandemic and we feel blessed to be part of a such a caring community,” said Shanna Reece, Executive Director, The Servant Center, a recent recipient of Virus Relief grant funding.

The Taskforce is co-chaired by Larry Davis, Assistant City Manager, and Frank McCain, Vice President, Community Impact and Investment, United Way and comprised of leaders from Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, Guilford County and leaders representing six priority areas.

The Taskforce would like to raise an additional $1 million to continue rapidly supporting community members during the pandemic. Members of the Taskforce are urging the community to continue to give. To make a donation to the Greensboro Virus Relief Fund, click here or text the word “Virus” to 40403.

Additionally, the Taskforce is accepting funding requests from 501 (c)(3) organizations helping people impacted by the Coronavirus. For more on funding requirements and how to apply, visit www.UnitedWayGSO.org/virus. To quickly respond to community needs, volunteer Taskforce members are reviewing dozens of applications from local nonprofits each week.

The latest round of funding was granted to the following nonprofits addressing the following priority areas:

Business Disruptions

  • Barnabus Network: $21,250

Employment

  • Guilford Green Foundation & LGBTQ Center: $12,250
  • Latino Community Development Center: $35,000

Food Insecurities

  • Guilford County Infant Mortality: $3,225

Housing Vulnerabilities

  • Greensboro Urban Ministry: $95,000
  • Sherri Denise Jackson Foundation

for the Prevention of Domestic Violence: $19,750

  • Youth Villages : $28,800

Healthcare Access

  • Monarch: $4,500

Weekly Donor Thank You

The Taskforce is grateful for gifts of all sizes and every donor is contacted personally to acknowledge their support. Additionally, the Taskforce would like to acknowledge the following organizations for their extremely generous support this week.

  • Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro: $62,275
  • Volvo Group: $40,000
  • Weaver Foundation: $16,000
  • Women Impacting Greensboro: $6,925

Family Success Center Member Serves Community at Cone Health During COVID-19 Pandemic

Before Mariah enrolled at United Way’s Family Success Center, her goal of earning her GED seemed insurmountable. Now with her GED and CNA, she’s helping her community as a Nurse Tech at Cone Health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“When I was just trying to survive with me and my son, I never would have thought that one day we would be thriving and I would be helping the community during something like this,” said Mariah. “I’m so proud of how far I’ve come thanks to the Family Success Center.”

Mariah tried many times to go back to school, but without a car and child care for her son, classes were next to impossible to attend. After learning about United Way of Greater Greensboro’s Family Success Center, Mariah enrolled in GED classes and received the transportation and child care assistance she needed.

Thanks to the Family Success Center, Mariah graduated with her GED, earned a CNA certification and is employed by Cone Health as a Nurse Tech +3. She is now enrolled in school to obtain her nursing degree. 

“Right now, I’m balancing working 5 or 6 twelve-hour shifts per week plus doing my online schoolwork. I am so grateful for the Family Success Center staff and my coach. It’s a feeling of relief when you have people in your corner,” said Mariah. “I know we’ll all get through this.”

When asked if she could tell Greensboro residents one thing about COVID-19, Mariah said, “Don’t take this lightly. This virus is serious and we all need to take all proper precautions to stay safe. Make sure you wash your hands and stay at home.”

United Way of Greater Greensboro’s Family Success Centers bundle services in one location and remove barriers by offering childcare and transportation. The nationally recognized model serves the entire family and is empowering people to become financially stable. For more information, visit unitedwaygso.org/family-success-center.

Nearly $250,000 Granted to 13 Local Nonprofits Helping People Impacted by Coronavirus

To-Date, Over $1.7 Million Granted to 81 Local Nonprofits, GSO Virus Relief Taskforce Wants to Raise an Additional $2 Million to Support Relief Efforts

Greensboro, NC (May 1, 2020) –In its fifth round of funding, the Greensboro Virus Relief Taskforce granted $249,290 to 13 local nonprofits providing services to people impacted by the Coronavirus. Over the past five weeks, the Taskforce has granted a total of $1,728,761 to 81 local nonprofits helping thousands of individuals and families.

The funds were allocated from the Greensboro Virus Relief Fund which was established by United Way of Greater Greensboro, City of Greensboro and Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro.

One hundred percent of donations are immediately being used to support local nonprofit response efforts.

“Thanks to the Greensboro Virus Relief Fund, Mental Health Greensboro has been able to quickly pivot to providing on-line mental health services, free of charge and available to the entire Greensboro community. Now more than ever, people are looking for resources to help them cope with stress, anxiety, depression and uncertainty. We are particularly grateful that we have been able to maintain services and staffing levels during this very trying time. Thank you to everyone who has donated to the fund!,” said Donna Shelton, Executive Director, Mental Health Greensboro, a recent recipient of Virus Relief grant funding.

The Taskforce is co-chaired by Larry Davis, Assistant City Manager, and Frank McCain, Vice President, Community Impact and Investment, United Way and comprised of leaders from Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, Guilford County and leaders representing six priority areas.

The Taskforce would like to raise an additional $2 million to continue rapidly supporting community members during the pandemic. Members of the Taskforce are urging the community to continue to give. To make a donation to the Greensboro Virus Relief Fund click here or text the word “Virus” to 40403.

To quickly respond to community needs, volunteer Taskforce members are reviewing dozens of applications from local nonprofits each week.

“Witnessing the level of thought and engagement that continues to be brought forth to address the needs of our community, our businesses, and our workforce is inspiring. Being able to serve on a taskforce that has provided critically important financial resources to dozens of community agencies and nonprofits has been rewarding and encouraging. Our community, without a doubt, is stronger thanks to the services and resources being funded through this relief fund,” said Chris Rivera, Executive Director, Guilford County Workforce Development Board who serves as a member of the Taskforce.

Additionally, the Taskforce is accepting funding requests from 501 (c)(3) organizations helping people impacted by the Coronavirus. For more on funding requirements and how to apply, visit www.UnitedWayGSO.org/virus.

The latest round of funding was granted to the following nonprofits addressing the following priority areas:

Business Disruptions

  • Creative Aging Network-NC: $19,415
  • Black Lamb Development Corporation: $18,750
  • Kellin Foundation: $19,950
  • Malachi House II: $8,500

Education

  • NCCJ of the Piedmont Triad: $5,500
  • Say Yes Guilford: $16,250

Food Insecurities

  • The Green Team Helping Hands: $4,500
  • Cone Health: $19,752 

Housing Vulnerabilities

  • NC African Services Coalition: $26,040
  • The Interactive Resource Center (IRC): $68,875

Healthcare Access

  • AuthoraCare Collective: $8,000
  • PACE of Guilford and Rockingham Counties : $25,758
  • Pretty in Pink Foundation: $8,000

Weekly Donor Thank You

The Taskforce is grateful for gifts of all sizes and every donor is contacted personally to acknowledge their support. Additionally, the Taskforce would like to acknowledge the following organizations and individuals for their extremely generous support this week.

  • Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro: $125,155
  • Louis DeJoy and Aldona Wos Family Foundation: $50,000
  • The Edward M. Armfield, Sr. Foundation: $50,000
  • United Way Worldwide: $17,342
  • Syngenta: $15,000
  • Susan and Eric Wiseman: $10,000
  • Anonymous: $5,000
  • Jonathan Hirschfeld: $5,000

City Manager’s Mentoring Initiative Nears Target Goal

Greensboro, NC (April 29, 2020) – An initiative launched by Greensboro City Manager David Parrish in January, is close to achieving its goal. The 100 Males Mentoring program seeks to pair 100 local boys with 100 male mentors in 100 days. To date, 25 more men are needed to answer the call by the designated time.

“I want to thank each male in our community for stepping up and in some cases stepping out of their comfort zone to make a difference in the life of a young man. We are close to reaching the 100 mark. Now, more than ever during these trying times, I encourage more men to join this effort,” said Parrish.

Parrish’s collaborative effort between the City of Greensboro and United Way of Greater Greensboro’s Mentoring Matters Initiative launched on January 16. All men are encouraged to sign up to become a mentor at www.unitedwaygso.org/mentoring-matters.

“A mentor-mentee relationship can be the foundation for life-long success. The future is bright for our community and we are grateful for all mentors willing to invest their hearts into the life of a local youth,” said Michelle Gethers-Clark, president and CEO of United Way of Greater Greensboro, adding, “Please join the initiative and make it the best summer ever for mentoring.”

The purpose of 100 Males Mentoring is to increase the number of male mentors and improve the lives of young men most impacted by violent crime. To sign up to mentor, visit www.unitedwaygso.org/mentoring-matters.

Even with social distancing guidelines in place, mentors can continue to engage with their mentees. Mentors are encouraged to try one or more of the following relationship-building techniques, provided by the Search Institute:

  • Send a text or email that says your mentee matters to you personally and you are thinking about them during this crisis
  • Tell your mentee you believe in them and you know they will get through this difficult time.
  • Let your mentee know you expect them to keep up with schoolwork or activities, even though times are difficult; hold them accountable.
  • Ask your mentee to set one personal goal for something they want to achieve during the time away from school, and then periodically check in on their progress.
  • Tell your mentee about a crisis or difficult experience you went through when you were young and share how that crisis or experience shaped who you are today.
  • Ask your mentee to use the Web and social media to explore how young people around the country or around the world are experiencing the impact of COVID-19.

Each time mentors engage with their mentee, they make a valuable contribution to helping them adjust and adapt to many changes young people are experiencing amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Greensboro Virus Relief Taskforce Grants Over $134,000 to 11 Local Nonprofits Helping People Impacted by Coronavirus

To-Date, Over $1.4 Million Granted to 69 Local Nonprofits Helping Thousands of People, Taskforce Wants to Raise an Additional $2 Million to support Relief Efforts

Greensboro, NC (April 24, 2020) –In its fourth round of funding, the Greensboro Virus Relief Taskforce granted $134,333 to 11 local nonprofits providing services to people impacted by the Coronavirus. Over the past four weeks, the Taskforce has granted a total of $1,479,471 to 69 local nonprofits helping thousands of individuals and families.

The funds were allocated from the Greensboro Virus Relief Fund which was established by United Way of Greater Greensboro, City of Greensboro and Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro.

The Taskforce is co-chaired by Larry Davis, Assistant City Manager, and Frank McCain, Vice President, Community Impact and Investment, United Way and comprised of leaders from Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, Guilford County and leaders representing six priority areas.

To quickly respond to community needs, volunteer Taskforce members are reviewing dozens of applications from local nonprofits each week. According to Taskforce member Deborah Hooper, Chief Operating Officer, Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, serving on the Taskforce has been a labor of love and inspiration.

“Serving on the Greensboro Virus Relief Fund Task Force is both a humbling, and educational, experience for me. I’ve learned so much through reading the grant applications, and studying other data resources provided, about the overwhelming basic needs in our community caused by the COVID-19 crisis and the humanitarian efforts to address them by these nonprofit organizations. Collectively, this is one of the best books I’ve ever read, and then had the privilege to help act on in my career,” said Hooper.

The taskforce would like to raise an additional $2 million to continue rapidly supporting community members during the pandemic. Members of the Taskforce are urging the community to continue to give. To make a donation to the Greensboro Virus Relief Fund, click here or text the word “Virus” to 40403.

One hundred percent of donations are immediately being used to support local nonprofit response efforts.

“We are very grateful. Not only is it helping us keep people employed, it’s also helping us reach out to frail older adults that are now having to stay home, who just desperately need some additional support,” said Chip Cromartie, Executive Director, Well Spring Solutions, a recent recipient of Virus Relief grant funding.

Additionally, the Taskforce is accepting funding requests from 501 (c)(3) organizations helping people impacted by the Coronavirus. For more on funding requirements and how to apply, visit www.UnitedWayGSO.org/virus.

The latest round of funding was granted to the following nonprofits addressing the following priority areas:

Business Disruptions

  • Make-A-Wish Central & Western NC: $5,525
  • Triad Local First: $7,838  

Education

  • NxtGeneration -The Movement: $12,020

Food Insecurities

  • Cambodian Cultural Center of North Carolina: $12,750
  • Daystar Christian Fellowship: $18,750
  • Free Indeed Outreach Ministry: $9,500
  • Positive Direction for Youth and Families: $9,500
  • Senior Resources of Guilford: $16,150

Housing Vulnerabilities

  • GP Sober House & Recovery : $14,300 

Healthcare Access

  • American Cancer Society: $9,000
  • Autism Society of North Carolina: $19,000

Weekly Donor Thank You

The Taskforce is grateful for gifts of all sizes and every donor is contacted personally to acknowledge their support. Additionally, the Taskforce would like to acknowledge the following organizations for their extremely generous support this week.

  • Phillips Foundation: $500,000
  • Ecolab: $100,000
  • Columbia Forest Products, Inc. $15,000
  • DMJ & Co.: $5,000

United Way Promotes Safe Volunteerism During National Volunteer Week, April 20-24

Greensboro, NC (April 20, 2020) – United Way of Greater Greensboro, in partnership with The Volunteer Center of the Triad and local community organizations, is promoting safe volunteer opportunities during National Volunteer Week, April 20-24, 2020. All are encouraged to get involved in an at-home or safe in-person opportunity.

Visit www.UnitedWayGSO.org/Volunteer to sign up for an opportunity during National Volunteer Week and check out the many ongoing volunteer needs listed as part of the COVID-19 response.

Volunteer opportunities throughout National Volunteer Week that you can safely do from home or in-person include:

  • Book drives for local children
  • Card drives for local seniors
  • Packing lunch bags at Greensboro Urban Ministry
  • Sorting bread and produce at Out of the Garden Project
  • Packing bags and sorting donations at BackPack Beginnings

“United Way is so thankful for the children, families and local organizations that sacrifice their time and talents in so many ways. Our community always needs volunteers and National Volunteer Week is a great way to highlight a few local opportunities. We encourage everyone to volunteer this week, and stay connected throughout the year,” said Michael Cottingham, Vice President of Marketing and Communications at United Way of Greater Greensboro.

In addition to listed opportunities, United Way and the Volunteer Center encourage everyone to create their own safe and meaningful volunteer experience, share it on social media and tag United Way of Greater Greensboro.

National Volunteer Week is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. 

Greensboro Virus Relief Taskforce Grants Over $344,000 to 18 Local Nonprofits Helping People Impacted by Coronavirus

To-Date, Over $1.3 Million Granted to 58 Local Nonprofits Helping Thousands of People, Taskforce Wants to Raise an Additional $2 Million to support Relief Efforts

Greensboro, NC (April 17, 2020) – The Greensboro Virus Relief Taskforce is pleased to announce $344,925 has been granted to 18 local nonprofits providing services to people impacted by the Coronavirus. Over the past three weeks, the Taskforce has granted a total of $1,345,138 to 58 local nonprofits helping thousands of individuals and families.

The funds were allocated from the Greensboro Virus Relief Fund which was established by United Way of Greater Greensboro, City of Greensboro and Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro.

The taskforce would like to raise an additional $2 million to continue rapidly supporting community members during the pandemic.

Members of the Taskforce are urging the community to continue to give. To make a donation to the Greensboro Virus Relief Fund, click here or text the word “Virus” to 40403.

The Taskforce is co-chaired by Larry Davis, Assistant City Manager, and Frank McCain, Vice President, Community Impact and Investment, United Way and comprised of leaders from Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, Guilford County and leaders representing six priority areas.

The Taskforce is accepting funding requests from 501 (c)(3) organizations helping people impacted by the Coronavirus. For more on funding requirements and how to apply, visit www.UnitedWayGSO.org/virus.

The latest round of funding was granted to the following nonprofits addressing the following priority areas:

Business Disruptions

  • B Natural Academy: $13,000
  • Community Housing Solutions: $34,850
  • Elon University School of Law: $25,313
  • Gate City Legal Services: $25,055
  • HORSEPOWER: $5,275

Employment

  • Church World Service : $21,250
  • Greensboro Downtown Parks, Inc.: $13,739
  • The Arc of Greensboro: $23,400 

Food Insecurities

  • A Simple Gesture: $18,000
  • Black Child Development Institute: $7,500
  • Montagnard Dega Association: $9,775
  • The Volunteer Center of the Triad: $15,000

Housing Vulnerabilities

  • Ford Inc.: $3,250
  • Greensboro Housing Coalition: $63,750
  • Piedmont Health Services & Sickle Cell Agency: $14,840
  • Tiny House Community Development: $13,000 

Healthcare Access

  • Guilford Community Care Network: $28,000
  • LifeSpan Inc.: $9,928 

Weekly Donor Thank You

The Taskforce is grateful for gifts of all sizes and every donor is contacted personally to acknowledge their support. Additionally, the Taskforce would like to acknowledge the following organizations for their extremely generous support this week.

  • Crescent Rotary: $26,320
  • Greensboro Women to Women Endowment Fund – an initiative of Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro: $75,000
  • The P&G Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation: $5,000


Virus Relief Taskforce Grants Over $1 Million to Local Nonprofits

Taskforce Thanks Community for Virus Relief Fund Donations, Requests Additional Support


Greensboro, NC (April 10, 2020) –Over the past two weeks, The Greensboro Virus Relief Taskforce has granted over $1 million to 40 local nonprofits helping thousands of individuals and families impacted by the Coronavirus. The taskforce would like to raise an additional $2 million to continue rapidly supporting community members during the pandemic. 

This week, $542,857 was granted to 24 local nonprofits and last week $457,356 was granted to 16 nonprofits.

The funds were allocated from the Greensboro Virus Relief Fund which was established by United Way of Greater Greensboro, City of Greensboro and Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro.

The Taskforce is co-chaired by Larry Davis, Assistant City Manager, and Frank McCain, Vice President, Community Impact and Investment, United Way and comprised of leaders from Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, Guilford County and leaders representing six priority areas.

To date, the community has donated over $1 million to the fund, and members of the Taskforce are urging the community to continue to give. To make a donation to the Greensboro Virus Relief Fund, click here, or text the word “Virus” to 40403.

The Taskforce is accepting funding requests from 501 (c)(3) organizations helping people impacted by the Coronavirus. For more on funding requirements and how to apply, click here.

“Reaching the $1 million giving level in such a short period of time speaks volumes about the caring capacity of this community,” said Assistant City Manager Larry Davis. 

“United Way has always and will always be here to bring resources together to meet the needs of people. This taskforce is working to ensure Greensboro has a resilient future. We ask residents to stay safe. We thank everyone for volunteering, showing compassion and giving to a good cause. The future is brighter when we LIVE UNITED,” said Michelle Gethers-Clark, President and CEO, United Way of Greater Greensboro.

“The resilience of our community’s nonprofits is clearly demonstrated in the brave and caring ways they are adapting to our new reality,” said Tara McKenzie Sandercock, Senior Vice-President, Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro.

The latest round of funding was granted to the following nonprofits to address the following priority areas:

Business Disruptions

Business Disruptions

  • Seawell’s Creative Daycare: $6,500
  • Magnolia House Foundation: $14,100
  • The Nussbaum Center for Entrepreneurship: $28,000
  • Freedom House: $36,000
  • Piedmont Business Capital: $85,195

Education

  • Greensboro Children’s Museum: $15,960
  • 1-2-1 Mentoring: $8,000
  • Guilford Education Alliance Laptops for Student Initiative: $100,000

Employment

  • Greensboro Mutual Aid Fund (YWCA Greensboro fiscal agent): $52,163
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Piedmont: $3,250
  • Siembra NC: $39,484

Food Insecurities

  • Wells Memorial Church of God In Christ: $5,000
  • Triad Health Project: $17,500
  • Peace of HOPE Foundation: $12,813
  • Neighborhood Markets: $15,754
  • Out of the Garden Project: $26,600
  • Lutheran Church of Our Father: $750
  • Family Support Network of Central Carolina: $2,650

Housing Vulnerabilities

  • UNC Greensboro Center for New North Carolinians & Center for Housing & Community Studies: $37,344

Healthcare Access

  • Wheels 4 Hope: $1,750
  • Kellin Foundation: $16,590
  • Mental Health Greensboro: $8,000
  • Mustard Seed Community Health: $4,615
  • Family Service of the Piedmont: $4,800

Special Thank You

The Taskforce is extremely grateful for all gifts and would like to acknowledge the following corporations and individuals for their generous support.

  • United Way of Greater Greensboro Emergency Reserve Fund: $500,000
  • Community Foundation Greater Greensboro Emergency Response Fund: $185,475
  • Truist Foundation: $120,000
  • Bank of America: $100,000
  • ITG Brands: $50,000
  • Louis DeJoy and Aldona Wos Family Foundation: $50,000
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers: $30,000
  • Wells Fargo: $30,000
  • Charlotte Hornets Foundation: $25,000
  • Columbia Foundation: $15,000
  • Syngenta: $15,000
  • Barbara Cone: $10,000
  • Rene and Tom Cone: $10,000
  • Kathy Manning and Randall Kaplan: $10,000
  • Morrisette Paper Company: $10,000
  • Glaser Family: $10,000
  • Weaver Foundation: $5,750
  • Summit Rotary Foundation: $5,000