Grant Funding

United Way Grant Funding takes place annually (each Spring) through electronic application software.  The grant application period for the 2015-16 year has passed.  

In order to be eligible for Partner or Affiliate funding (description listed below) namely, July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016, you must follow the Grant Funding Process and Timeline (below) in order to meet mandatory requirements prior to completing an application.  

We require all new programs or agencies to meet with staff before beginning the application process.

Grant Software Orientation Sessions will take place in December to give new applicants or new staff the opportunity to register online in order to obtain a "Log-In" and become familiar with the online application software (paper applications are no longer being accepted).  

Grant Outcome Reporting Workshops will take place in January to give Partner applicants important information regarding reporting requirements. 

A Letter of Intent and Applications for each Priority Area are due by March, below are samples (for information purposes) to help applicants prepare prior to the applications being released online.  

Funded Agencies must complete Mid-Year reports in February and Year-End reports in August.


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


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" to manage your grant or apply)  


Below are sample grant materials from the 2014-2015 cycle for your review:

Priority Needs & Indicators

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


Below are required forms funded agencies must complete before receiving allocations:

Partner Agreement

Anti-Terrorism Form

Actual Program Budget


Below are materials for funded agencies working on Year End Reporting that occurs between July 15th - August 15th annually:

Year End Financials

Year End Questions


Below are policies related to our grant funding:

Allocation Appeals Policy

Emergency Funding Policy 


Below are video tutorials related to our grant software: 

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 Agreement (see above).  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.