Catawba County United Way Agency Portal


All applicants are required to have or create an account to complete and submit your application. Keep your user name and password handy so that you can "save a draft" and return to complete your submission. (Note: remember to click on the "Save Draft" button at the bottom of the page often. The form will not Auto-Save.) Also this user name and password will continue to be used for agency reporting and future applications.

  • LOGIN HERE (If you already have a user name and password)
  • CREATE AN ACCOUNT (New users only - an email will be sent to you)
  • RESET YOUR PASSWORD (if your email has been used previously, you can reset your password)
  • LOGOUT (Be sure to log out once you have saved your draft or submitted your application)
  • GRANT PROCESS (Learn more about the application process).

Incomplete applications will not be accepted. Do not leave any blanks; enter N/A if not applicable.


VIDEO - Update on using portal for Large RFP application



Criteria for different CCUW Grant Cycles

Large RFP Grant

Grant Cycle opens Feb. 19

RFP Eligibility Requirements for the CCUW's Large Grant you must provide with application:

  • Requesting at least $10,000,
  • Have a volunteer board of directors who meet at least quarterly,
  • Focus on health, income stability or education,
  • Agree to provide mid-year/end of year reports,
  • Provide demographic information,
  • Provide outcome measurements,
  • Copy of 501 C-3,
  • Copy of Most recent 990,
  • Copy of Most recent audit,
  • Copy of Current solicitation license.
  • More Details at THIS LINK

Youth Council Grant

Grant cycle Currently Closed

Catawba County Youth Council community grants in partnership with Catawba County United Way.

  • Applications due midnight March 1.
  • For grants up to $3,200.
  • Agencies must be incorporated as a not-for-profit, tax-exempt entity or have a 501-C3 legal status.
  • Requests target the Impact Areas of Health and/or Education related to the needs of Catawba County youth (ages 0-18).
  • Applications are reviewed and approved or declined by Youth Council.
  • If approved, agencies will be interviewed by the Youth Council.
  • More Details at THIS LINK.

Small Businesses Love Big Grant

Grant cycle opens in August.

Small companies in Catawba County invest in local non-profit programs.

  • The non-profit agency and its program being funded is focused on helping Catawba Co. residents.
  • Program impacts those in need in one or more CCUW impact area: health, education, income.
  • Provide proof of 501c3 status.
  • Provide impact report after use of funds, including demographics.
  • Seeking $2,000 to $5,000 grants.
  • Not currently receiving funds through the CCUW RFP grant process. 

Applications due in September.

More Details at THIS LINK