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



Dana Carter
United Way of Greater Greensboro
Phone: 336-378-6617

Greensboro, NC – November 21, 2014 – United Way of Greater Greensboro is focused on supporting solutions that improve the quality of life for all in Greater Greensboro. It does this, in part, by investing in new, innovative community programs. Investments for up to three years are available to support programs that have proven successful and have created positive change in the community.

United Way of Greater Greensboro is proud to continue its mission with a recent investment of $275,000 into the community 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 2014.

“Our community is overflowing with talent to make positive change in the lives of those in need,” says Michelle Gethers-Clark, president and CEO of United Way of Greater Greensboro. “These grants highlight great, new partnerships that deepen United Way’s work in meaningful ways.”

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.

Community volunteers evaluate and review applications to make investment recommendation for approval by the United Way of Greater Greensboro Board of Directors.

For information about our annual grants and future RFPs, visit www.unitedwaygso.org/nonprofits/.
Grantees supporting children and youth through education include:

Black Child Development: Freedom School – $10,000
Reading Connections: Family Literacy Academy – $30,000
YWCA of Greensboro: C.R.E.W. – $15,000

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

Children’s Home Society: Kinship Navigator Assistance Program – $10,600
Community Housing Solutions: Aging in Place – $30,000
Greensboro Housing Coalition: Housing Hotline – $10,000
Greensboro Urban Ministry: Beyond GUM Project – $15,000
People & Paws 4 Hope: Second Chance – $30,000
Reading Connections: Detention Center Literacy – $15,000
Women’s Resource Center: Women’s Financial Fitness Project – $25,000

Grantees supporting all individuals to lead a healthy life include:

Adult Center for Enrichment: Res Fit Club – $12,254
Family Service of the Piedmont: Electronic Health Records Implementation – $15,000
Guilford Adult Health: Feed the 485 – $9,746
Mary’s House: Integrated Health Care for Homeless Children – $11,000
Mental Health Association of Greensboro: Suicide Awareness and Prevention Training – $15,000
North Carolina A&T State University: Aggie Outreach Teen Pregnancy Prevention – $6,400
Women’s Resource Center: Change Maker Recharge – $15,000

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United Way of Greater Greensboro pools resources, time and talent to support programs, initiatives, and partner agencies meeting the critical needs of our community and help every individual and family succeed. 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 www.UnitedWayGSO.org.

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