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 CFO Named One of the 40 Most Influential African Americans Under 40 in the Piedmont

Greensboro, NC (January 17, 2020) –  United Way of Greater Greensboro Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer Brian Graham was named one of Black Business Ink magazine’s “40 Under 40 Most Influential African Americans in the Piedmont,” which honors individuals from Forsyth and Guilford counties. According to Black Business Ink, this inaugural list of the […]

Mentoring Matters: Marcello and Jeremiah’s Story

When Marcello discovered United Way’s Mentoring Matters initiative, it didn’t take him long to decide he wanted to be a mentor. “I know helping others through mentoring is where I’m supposed to be. Mentoring has given me the opportunity to help youth succeed in the classroom and in life,” said Marcello. United Way of Greater Greensboro’s Mentoring […]