Strategic Partner Grants

In Greensboro, 57,000 people and 25% of children are living in poverty.  United Way finds this unacceptable which is why we’ve created a community-wide network of Strategic Partners that work together to end poverty.

Every year, United Way accepts grant applications from human service organizations through an open and competitive process.  Volunteer-led committees called Impact Councils select programs based on their abilities to produce outcomes that reduce the number of children, families and adults living in poverty. This “open funding” model allows United Way to invest donor gifts into local programs with proven solutions that are decreasing poverty.

2020-22 Strategic Partner Grants:  The Letter of Interest Process is now Closed.

For questions or more information about grant opportunities, please contact:

Emergency Food and Shelter Program Grant (EFSP) for the High Point City/Davidson, Guilford Counties

Call for Phase 37 (FY 2019 annual) and Phase CARES (FY 2020 COVID-19 supplemental funds)

United Way of Greater Greensboro is pleased to accept applications for Emergency Food and Shelter Program Phase 37 and Phase CARES grant funds. Applications are due via email by 11:59 PM on Thursday, May 21, 2020. Applications received after the due date will not be considered.


Grant Eligibility and Restrictions:
Local agencies chosen to receive funds must be able to adhere to the following:

  1. Be private voluntary non-profits, faith-based, or units of government
  2. Not be barred or suspended from receiving Federal funding
  3. Have a checking account (cash payments are not allowed)
  4. Have an accounting system or fiscal agent approved by local board
  5. *Have a Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN)
  6. *Have a Data Universal Number System (DUNS) number
  7. Conduct and provide a copy of an independent annual review if receiving $50,000 -$99,000 /or an independent annual audit if receiving $100,000 or more in EFSP funds, and follows OMB’s Uniformed Guidance if receiving $750,000 or more in Federal funding.
  8. Be providing services and using its other resources in the area in which they are seeking funds
  9. Practice non-discrimination
  10. Have a voluntary board if private, not-for-profit
  11. To the extent practicable, involve homeless individuals and families
  12. Have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs
  13. Have ability to fulfill all reporting requirements as requested

*Federal Employer Identification (FEIN) – FEIN numbers are issued by the Internal Revenue Service at no cost. Learn more and apply here.
*Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number – DUNS numbers are issued by Dun & Bradstreet at no cost. Learn more and apply here.


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