Youth Council accepting funding requests

By John Bailey


The Catawba County Youth Council is accepting Requests for Funding Proposals (RFPs) that are targeted to address the identified Impact Areas of Health, Education and Income as they relate to the needs and wellbeing of children and youth in our community. 

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The Youth Council partners with the Catawba County United way in this annual community investment process. The RFP applications are due to the Catawba County United Way (CCUW) by 5 p.m. on March 12.

RFPs will be considered by the Catawba County Youth Council from organizations who are either incorporated as a not-for-profit, tax exempt entity or who 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). 

RFPs for consideration by the Youth Council must be programs 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.

Monies available for program funding are raised solely by youth – groups and/or individuals in Catawba County through the Catawba County United Way’s annual community campaign.

All grant amounts are contingent on funding recommended by the Youth Council and approved by the Catawba County United Way Board of Directors at their regularly scheduled meeting.

These funding recommendations are made solely by the Catawba County Youth Council and its panel members.

Applications are available on the web at                                  

or contact John Bailey, CCUW Director of Community Impact at or Linda Lutz, United Way Youth Council Community Investment Coordinator at 828-302-9513 or by email to

Organizations selected for funding will be notified in writing in April. 

To learn more about the United Way Youth Community investment process, visit