Community Grant Cycle Partners

Annually, the Catawba County United Way (CCUW) partners with local non-profit and public agencies, helping fund programs through three different grant cycles: the large RFP Grant, the Youth Council Community Grant and the Small Businesses Love Big Grant.

Watch the videos below to hear from some of this year's funded partners talk about their impact.

CCUW Funded Partner Requirements

Organizations applying for any of the CCUW grants must either be incorporated as a not-for-profit, tax-exempt entity or have a 501-C3 legal status within Catawba County, who comply with applicable legal, federal state and local operating and reporting requirements (e.g. government approved accounting practices, annual audit, 990, nondiscrimination).

Qualifying non-profits should target at least one of the three impact areas the United Way is focused on to address the needs of the residents of Catawba County: Health, Education and/or Income.

The area of Health is defined as safe and secure environments, healthy beginnings, healthy lifestyles and access to health care and prevention.

The area of Education is defined as school readiness, academic achievement, parental/guardian engagement and productive young adults. 

The area of Income is defined as family-sustaining education and employment, income supports, affordable housing and savings and manageable expenses.

Also, those being considered must be operated by an active, responsible and voluntary governing body and adhere to a locally developed and adopted code of ethics for volunteers and staff, which include provisions for ethical management, publicity, fundraising practices and full and fair disclosure.

  • Catawba Co. Partnership for Children
  • Council on Adolescents 
  • Council on Adolescents
  • Patrick Beaver Learn Resources Cntr.
  • Sipe's Orchard Home
  • The Salvation Army
  • Adult Life Programs
  • American Red Cross
  • DSS Senior Nutrition Services
  • Children's Advocacy & Protection Cntr.
  • Exodus Homes 
  • Family Guidance Center
  • Catawba Valley Healthcare
  • Greater Hickory CCM
  • Habitat for Humanity

Grant cycle opens in February.

Grant request minimum is $10,000.

More Details at THIS LINK

  • The Backpack Program
  • Carolina Caring Foundation 
  • Catawba Co. Hispanic Ministry
  • Sheriff's Office Back to school program
  • Children's Advocacy & Protection Center
  • The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club

Grant cycle opens in February.

Grants are $3,000 or less.

More Details at THIS LINK.

  • The Corner Table
  • Catawba Co. Council on Aging
  • Family Care Center 
  • Hart Square Foundation
  • Catawba Co. Juntos 4-H
  • Neighbors Network
  • OUTright Youth
  • Rising Hope Farms
  • Serving Our Seniors
  • Volunteer Outreach in Community Efforts

For grants up to $5,000.

Grant cycle opens in August.

More Details at THIS LINK