United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) offers two distinct strategic partner grants to help local children, adults, and families leave poverty: Poverty Relieving or Poverty Ending.

Poverty Ending Grant funds are open to programs or collaboratives providing services that offer clear ways for people to leave poverty by increasing and maintaining their annual household income above the federal poverty threshold. These programs will support United Way’s Bold Goal efforts to help 3,000 households leave generational poverty by 2030 by contributing to the progress of at least 125 households.  This grant is for up to two years, and the available annual investment is approximately $250,000 per year.

Poverty Relieving Grant funds are open to programs or collaboratives providing services that help people find and stay on pathways out of poverty through cradle-to-career supports and services for basic needs, access to healthcare, and financial stability.

The grants process for 2023-24 investment is closed. For funding beginning in 2024, the Requests for Applications will be released in the fall. For questions or more information, please contact Carie Jones-Barrow, Director of Strategic Partnerships, at or (336) 378-6613.


United Way Selects YWCA as New Lead Partner for Second Family Success Center

Greensboro, NC (May 26, 2023) – United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) is pleased to announce it has selected YWCA of Greensboro as the new lead partner to operate its second Family Success Center (FSC) which will now be located at the Shirley T. Frye YWCA Greensboro building at 1807 East Wendover Avenue. “We are thrilled […]

United Way Seeking Volunteers to Promote and Participate in its Mentoring Matters Initiative During Juneteenth Greensboro Celebration and on Worldwide Day of Action

Greensboro, NC (June 17, 2023) – United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) is honored to sponsor Greensboro Juneteenth’s Celebration and is seeking volunteers to help promote its Mentoring Matters initiative during the Celebration’s Black Truck Food Festival on June 17, 5 – 11 p.m. at LeBauer Park, located at 208 Davie St, Greensboro, NC 27401. UWGG is looking for […]