News Release: United Way of Greater Greensboro Opens 2015 Grant Opportunities

Dana Z. Carter
United Way of Greater Greensboro
Phone: 336-378-6617
(Greensboro, NC – May 13, 2014) – United Way of Greater Greensboro is pleased to offer two grant opportunities for new and existing programs that create positive community impact. These grants are focused on supporting the education and success of children and youth, financial stability and independence of families and individuals, and healthy lives for all in our community. These grants are available due to the generosity of the Joseph M. Bryan Foundation.
“United Way is building a stronger Greater Greensboro,” says Michelle Gethers-Clark, president and CEO of United Way of Greater Greensboro. “When we identify new community partners with the potential to make meaningful, positive change in the lives of those in need, that’s work we want to support. That’s work our donors want to support.”
United Way of Greater Greensboro Kathleen and Joseph M. Bryan Community Enrichment and Venture Grant (CEVG)
CEVG began in 1967 to promote the improvement of human service 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 two 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.
>>  View 2014 CEVG Grant recipients. (
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.
>>  View 2014 Bryan Grant recipients. (
Letters of interest (LOI) are due to United Way’s office (1500 Yanceyville St., Greensboro) by 5:00 p.m. Thursday, June 5, 2014. (Postmarks not accepted.)
Before submitting, please review full LOI requirements and funding objectives at
For questions, please contact Carie Jones-Barrow, Community Investment Specialist, at 336-378-6613 or
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