United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) is opening its funding process and accepting Letters of Interest (LOI) from current and unaffiliated non-profit partners with programs that focus on increasing income and financial stability or addressing basic needs. The shared outcome will be to reduce the number of children, adults and families experiencing the impact of generational poverty.
Non-profit organizations with programs that meet LOI requirements will be invited to submit full grant applications. Programs selected through a volunteer-led award process are eligible to receive two-year funding for 2018-2020.
Applicants can access a detailed list of funding objectives, strategies and indicators at: www.UnitedWayGSO.org/Our-Grants
This historic move to an open funding model for increasing income and financial stability and addressing basic needs is the first of two steps in UWGG’s implementation plan. In fiscal year 2019, new and existing community partners whose services focus on increasing educational achievement and improving health outcomes will be invited to submit a LOI.
NOTE: See UWGG Open Funding Model Timeline below for additional information.
|United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG) Open Funding Model Timeline|
|Summer – Fall, 2013||To determine greater Greensboro’s most urgent needs, UWGG sought public input and opinions and researched local, regional and national best practices. Poverty was identified as greater Greensboro’s most urgent need.|
|March 2014||UWGG Board of Directors voted to adopt the goal of “Breaking the Cycle of Poverty” to reduce the number of children, adults and families experiencing the impact of generational poverty.|
|Summer 2014||Meetings and group presentations were held with community partners to discuss the shift to a focus on poverty.|
|2015 – 2016||UWGG updated funding strategies and goals to align with Breaking the Cycle of Poverty.|
|June 2017||UWGG Board voted to approve an open funding model, allowing new and existing partners equal opportunity to apply for funding.|
|July 2017||Call for Letters of Interest (LOI) shared in multiple ways
|July – August, 2017||Grant Seeker Meetings
|September 1, 2017||LOI due|
|November 2017||Notification is sent to programs that are selected to submit full applications.|
|November 2017 –
|Application training and technical assistance offered by UWGG staff for program applicants.|
|January 27, 2018||Full applications due from qualified programs.|
|February – April 2018||Application review|
|July 1, 2018||Funding period begins for increasing income and financial stability and addressing basic needs impact areas.|
|TBD dates in 2018||LOI process for Education and Health impact areas begins.|
|July 1, 2019||Funding period begins for Education and Health impact areas.|