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)

The National Board for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program Announces $30 Million Available to Organizations Providing Humanitarian Aid to SouthernBorder Migrants

Eligible Nonprofit, Faith-based, and Government Entities Invited to Apply

August 19, 2019 (Alexandria, VA) – United Way Worldwide, on behalf of the National Board for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program, today announced that theEmergency Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance and Security at the Southern Border Act, signed into law on July 1, 2019, includes $30 million for theU.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (DHS/FEMA) Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) to provide humanitarian aid to the southern border. This funding is available to reimburse eligible nonprofit, faith-based, and government entities that have expended funds on or after January 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020. Initial reimbursements will be for the period on or after January 1, 2019 through June 30, 2019. See Full Announcement

  • All applications must be completed via the EFSP website.
  • Applicants may access the application by clicking on Supplemental Funding Information tab from the homepage.
  • ALL applications must be submitted by 11:59:59 p.m. (EST) on Friday, September 6, 2019.  No applications received after the due date will be accepted for funding consideration.
  • Entities interested in applying for reimbursement may find more information on the EFSP website  under the Supplemental Funding Information tab, including Supplemental Funding Guidance, Frequently Asked Questions and other materials.

If you have questions about the Supplemental Funding, please contact EFSP staff at or 703-706-9660.


United Way of Greater Greensboro Gives $500,000 to Virus Relief, Funding Requests Being Accepted by Community Taskforce

United Way Urges Community to Match its $500,000 Gift Greensboro, NC (March 26, 2020) –The United Way of Greater Greensboro Board of Directors unanimously voted and authorized a contribution of $500,000 to the Greensboro Virus Relief Fund. The contribution is being made from United Way’s emergency reserve fund to support those impacted by the Coronavirus and the organization is urging the […]

Coronavirus Relief Fund

United Way of Greater Greensboro and City of Greensboro Launch Coronavirus Relief Fund  Greensboro, NC (March 16, 2020) – United Way of Greater Greensboro and the City of Greensboro are supporting residents impacted by the Coronavirus, by establishing the Greensboro Virus Relief Fund. The Greensboro Virus Relief Fund is accepting donations to support local children and families […]