Grant Funding

Grant funding from United Way takes place annually each Spring.  In order to be eligible for Partner or Affiliate funding (description are listed below) for the upcoming grant cycle; namely, July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016, you must attend one of the mandatory meetings in December 2014 (for all new applicants/programs or new staff) and/or January 2015 (for all partner applicants) prior to completing an application. Grant Software Orientation Sessions will give new applicants the opportunity to register online in order to obtain a "Log-In" and proceed with the online application process (paper applications are no longer being accepted).   We request that new applicants/programs arrange a meeting with staff prior to beginning the application process.

A Letter of Intent and Applications for each Priority Area are listed below for information purposes only.  

If you have any further questions, please contact our Director of Community Impact, April Durr at: or 336-438-2000.

 The granting process for the 2014-2015 year has passed.

Grant Materials will be available December 2014/January 2015 for the next cycle (2015-16). 

2015-16 Grant Funding Process and Timeline  -  click here for a PDF of dates, times, deadlines and mandatory workshops for the upcoming grant cycle.

Grant Log-In 

(Returning users, click on "Grant Log-In" above to manage your grant or apply)  


If you are a new applicant please see the PDF: Grant Funding Process and Timeline above for "Grant Software Orientation Sessions" in order to obtain a "Log-In."  


Below are sample grant materials from last year for your review, click on each item to view content:

2014-15 Letter of Intent

2014-15 Affiliate Application

2014-15 Partner Application - Health

2014-15 Partner Application - Education

2014-15 Partner Application - Income

Memorandum of Understanding

Proposed Program Budget

Program Budget - Actual

Program Actual - Year End 2013-14

Anti-Terrorism Form

Allocation Appeals Policy

Emergency Funding Policy 

Click Here for Registration Video

Click Here for Application Workflow Video

Click Here for Applicant Document Tutorial


Community Partners are 501(c)3 agencies who receive funds through the allocations process.  They must meet a Priority Need, complete a full application and budget forms and make a presentation to the Priority Teams. Minimum request is $5,000. Community Partners are then awarded an allocation approved by the Board of Directors.  They must adhere to all reporting requirements and sign a Partner AgreementPartner Agreement.   Community partners are not subject to processing or fundraising fees for funds that are donor designated.  Designation amounts are included in the agency’s monthly allocations check.


Affiliates  are 501(c)3 agencies who apply for funding but receive designations only.  They must meet a Priority Need, complete an abbreviated application and be reviewed by the Community Impact Committee. Final approval for inclusion in this class through this procedure must be approved by the Board of Directors.  Affiliate Partners are not subject to outcome reporting or other reporting requirements.  Affiliate Partners are only subject to the fundraising overhead percentage for funds that are donor designated.  Designation amounts for affiliate partners are paid as received on a quarterly basis.


Unaffiliated Agencies are agencies that do not apply for  funding but receive designations through the United Way. Unaffiliated agencies are subject to the full overhead percentage for management and general and fundraising. Designation amounts for unaffiliated agencies are paid as received on a quarterly basis.