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Grants to North Carolina Nonprofits, Agencies, and
Schools for Programs to Break the Poverty Cycle

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United Way of Greater Greensboro (UWGG)

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Deadline Date:

01/14/22 5:00 PM


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Grants to North Carolina nonprofit organizations, agencies, schools, and academic institutions for programs that address poverty in eligible areas. Applicants are required to attend a virtual meeting and submit an LOI prior to submitting a full proposal. Funds may only be used for residents of Greater Greensboro, defined as all of Guilford County excluding High Point and Jamestown.

Bold Goal: As a community united in equity and lasting solutions, 3,000 households in greater Greensboro will leave generational poverty by 2030.

United Way of Greater Greensboro seeks to make investments beginning July 1, 2022, in the following areas:

  • Employment and financial stability support to help adults get on the path and achieve the Bold Goal by moving over the poverty line through employment, educational attainment, safeguarding income, and asset building.
  • Cradle-to-career supports to ensure that children and youth are hitting major milestones, from the time they are born until they find a career, on the path to leaving generational poverty.
  • Basic needs and access to healthcare services to address households’ foundational needs to keep them on the path out of poverty.

For more information on the above impact areas, see pp. 4-5 of the Guidelines in Supporting Documents below.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 184103

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Estimated Size of Grant:

Requests of $20,000 per year or more will be considered for funding. Funding requests must not exceed 50% of the proposed total program budget for Greater Greensboro.

Term of Contract:

Grants will be made in 1-year or 2-year awards as follows:
- Cradle to Career and Health and Basic Needs: 1-year awards only.
- Employment and Financial Stability: Programs may request 1- or 2-year awards.
- Collaborative Applications: Applicants may request 1- or 2-year awards, but 2- year applications must include at least one program measure from the Employment and Financial Stability Impact Area.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To apply for funding, the organization and the program must meet the following eligibility criteria. For collaborative applications, all participating organizations must meet all eligibility requirements.

1. The organization(s) offering the program is tax-exempt and is one of the following:
a. Not-for-profit organization with 501(c)(3) status
b. Government agency
c. School or academic institution
d. collaborative or consortium. A lead agency must be designated.

2. The organization(s) offering the program has a current NC Solicitation License or exemption.

3. The organization possesses all required financial documentation as outlined below:
a. Certified Financial Audit and IRS 990: required for tax exempt organization with gross annual revenue of $300,00 or more.
b. Financial Review and IRS 990: required for tax-exempt organization with gross annual revenue between $100,000 and $299,999.
c. IRS 990 only: required for tax-exempt organizations with gross annual revenue of $99,999 or less.

Collaborative applications (2 or more programs or organizations) that show coordination of services to achieve better outcomes are highly encouraged.

- Funds may not be used for an organization’s ongoing operating support.
- Funds may not be used to support building or capital projects or campaigns.
- Previously funded organizations or programs with compliance violations are not eligible.
- Incomplete or late proposals will not be accepted.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Mandatory Grant Seeker Meetings via Zoom

Tuesday, November 23 at 9:00 am
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Monday, November 29 at 3:00 pm
To Register:

Please choose one. Recordings will also be available.

Pre-Application Information:

- Mandatory Grant Seeker Meetings via Zoom: November 23 and November 29
- Register Intent to Apply: Complete by December 10, 2021
- Application Deadline: January 14, 2022, by 5:00 p.m .
- Notification of awards, Strategic Partner Orientation, and submission of Logic Model and Statement of Agreement: June 2022
- Grant period begins: July 1, 2022

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit an LOI online:

For assistance, please contact Carie Jones-Barrow, Community Impact Manager, at or (336) 378-6613.

United Way of Greater Greensboro
1500 Yanceyville Street
Greensboro, NC 27405
Phone: 336-378-6600
Fax: 336-378-6611

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Geographic Focus:

USA: North Carolina: Greater Greensboro area, which includes all of Guilford County excluding High Point and Jamestown

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