PRESS RELEASE: United Way of Greater Greensboro Awards $275,000 in Grants to Address Community Needs


For Immediate Release


Dana Ziolkowski Carter

United Way of Greater Greensboro

Phone: 336-378-6617

Greensboro, NC – December 12, 2013 – United Way of Greater Greensboro is focused on supporting solutions that improve the quality of life for all in Greater Greensboro. It does this by investing in new, promising community programs and continuing support of programs that have proven successful, to create the greatest community impact possible. United Way of Greater Greensboro is proud to continue its mission with a recent investment of $275,000 into the community.

The $275,000 investment is allocated through two grants, managed by United Way of Greater Greensboro. The Kathleen & Joseph Bryan Community Enrichment and Venture Grant (CEVG) invests in new and innovative programs; whereas, the Joseph M. Bryan Human Services Grant provides stabilization and expansion grants for programs already demonstrating success. Applicants that met the respective grant eligibility requirements participated in an open RFP process in April 2013.

“These investments help us to advance solutions for our community’s greatest needs through both exciting, new programs and programs with a proven track record,” says Michelle Gethers-Clark, president and CEO of United Way of Greater Greensboro. “It’s inspiring to take a chance on a new program and watch it grow into something amazing for our community.”


Grantees were selected because of their work to improve the quality of life of Greater Greensboro residents. Grantees are working to ensure every child enters school healthy, safe and ready to succeed in school and in life. They are supporting families through opportunities to increase income, build savings, and access resources to prevent and minimize crisis. Grantees are also helping residents live healthy lives by providing information and resources, removing barriers to healthcare and connecting them to local available resources.

United Way leverages the expertise and commitment of community volunteers at every level of the grant process. Each grant has a committee of volunteers that reviews applications and makes the investment recommendation for approval by the United Way of Greater Greensboro Board of Directors.

For information about our annual grants and future RFPs, visit

Grantees supporting children and youth through education include:

Guilford Child Development: Learning Together Family Literacy Project: $15,000

NCCJ of the Piedmont Triad: ANYDAY™ – $15,000

Black Child Development: Freedom School – $10,000

Back Pack Beginnings: Food Back Pack Program – $22,000

Back Pack Beginnings: Comfort Back Pack Program – $7,500


Grantees supporting individuals and families to become financially stable and independent include:

Women’s Resource Center: Women’s Financial Literacy Project – $15,000

Servant Center: Disability Assistance Program Counselor – $25,000

Interactive Resource Center: Direct Client Services – $24,000

Greensboro Urban Ministry: WE! Winter Emergency Shelter – $24,000

One Step Further: Keep it Real for Youth and Parents – $15,000

Barnabas Network: Garage Sale Storefront – $13,100

People & Paws 4 Hope: Second Chance – $15,000

Reading Connections: Detention Center Literacy – $15,000


Grantees supporting all individuals to lead a healthy life include:

North Carolina A&T State University: Aggie Outreach Teen Pregnancy Prevention – $6,400

Guilford County Department of Public Health: Mobile Farmers Market – $15,000

Mental Health Association of Greensboro: Suicide Awareness and Prevention Training – $15,000

Adult Center for Enrichment: Res Fit Club – $12,000

Mary’s House: Integrated Health Care for Homeless Children – $11,000


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United Way of Greater Greensboro advances the common good by supporting programs, initiatives, member agencies, and partners meeting critical needs in our community in the areas of education, income, and health. United Way is a worldwide network in 41 countries and territories, including more than 1,200 local organizations in the U.S. United Way recruits people and organizations who bring the passion, expertise and resources needed to get things done. To give, advocate and volunteer, visit

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