Strategic Partner Grants

United Way of Greater Greensboro offers Strategic Partner Grants for programs that work toward breaking the cycle of poverty for the Greater Greensboro community.  Grants are offered in alternating years across four Impact Areas: Education, Health, Addressing Basic Needs, and Increasing Income & Financial Stability.  Nonprofit organizations may apply whether or not they have received funding from UWGG in the past.  Applicants must attend a Grant Seeker Meeting and submit a Letter of Interest before being invited to submit a full application for funding.

The 2019-21 process for Education and Health is now closed.  Letters of Interest for Strategic Partner Grants focused on improving outcomes for Addressing Basic Needs and Increasing Income & Financial Stability will be available in July 2019.  For questions or more information, please contact Community Investment & Impact at (336) 378-6600.

Emergency Food and Shelter Program Grant (EFSP)

EFSP began in 1983 with a $50 million federal appropriation. The program was created by Congress to help meet the needs of hungry and homeless people throughout the United States and its territories by allocating federal funds for the provision of food and shelter. Under the guidance of the of National Board and direct supervision of the Local Board, United Way of Greater Greensboro serves as administrator for our jurisdiction. Local funds are awarded in High Point City, Guilford and Davidson counties to organizations who can provide the following, as determined by the Local Board:

  • Food, in the form of served meals or groceries.
  • Lodging in a mass shelter or hotel.
  • One month’s rent or mortgage payment.
  • One month’s utility bill.
  • Equipment necessary to feed or shelter people.

Application instructions

The EFSP application process is currently closed.


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