Small Businesses Love Big

The Catawba County United Way (CCUW) recently launched a new initiative – Small Businesses Love Big. This will be an opportunity for small companies in Catawba County (50 employees or less) to invest back into their communities by supporting local non-profit programs. For more information call 828-327-6851.

2023-24 Grant Recipients

VOICE - $3,000

Serving Our Seniors - $4,000

Rising Hope Farms Inc. - $4,000

OUTright Youth - $4,000

Neighbors Network Inc. - $1,000

Catawba Co. Juntos 4-H - $3,500

Hart Square Foundation Inc. - $1,500

Family Care Center - $2,000

Council on Aging - $3,000

The Corner Table - $4,000

Learn more about these agencies and their grants at THIS LINK.

How it works

Open to companies with 50 employees or less.

Contribute $365 a year to fund grant process.


  • Non-profit grant process
  • Marketing campaign
  • Ways to invest
  • More Details at THIS LINK


Grant Criteria

  • 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. 

SBLB Grant Timeline

  • Aug. 16 – SBLB application OPENS 
  • Sept. 6 – SBLB applications DUE
  • Sept. 11 – applications reviewed by SBLB representatives
  • Grants will be announced end of September

Apply at THIS LINK - (Grant cycle closed)