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Community Partners

Each agency addresses one of more of our impact areas – from keeping kids in school to supporting families in health, housing and financial stability.

Through your donations, we support and fund our partner agencies across the Charlotte region, from Union and Anson in the south to Mooresville/Lake Norman and Cabarrus to the north.

Each agency addresses one or more of our impact areas — from keeping kids in school to supporting families in health, housing, and financial stability.

How We Invest

Our top priority is ensuring your contributions are invested in the best possible way to have the greatest local impact.


Our funding process is undergoing a change that represents two-plus years of planning and meetings with our nonprofit partners, volunteer community impact councils, board of directors, and corporate partners.

The result is a streamlined community impact strategy that aligns with findings of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Opportunity Task Force report and with identified community needs, and a new funding mechanism that allows us to be more nimble and responsive to our community’s evolving challenges.

As we move forward, our funding priorities will focus on economic mobility, basic needs, neighborhood-based initiatives, and collaborative efforts involving multiple agencies.

Beginning in early 2018, an RFP process will open for current partners and qualified new agencies to request funds, with funding changes to take effect in July 2018. Every effort will be made to provide transition funding for those current agencies not aligned with our community’s impact agenda.

As always, our Community Grant Panels will be central to the funding process. These dedicated volunteers review each grant proposal and identify the local collaborations and programs that align with our strategies and goals to create lasting impact.

Our Impact Strategy

Agency Certification

To protect your community investment, we ask all of our partner agencies to complete an annual financial certification. This certification requires all agencies to submit 14 documents including Audited Financial Statements, internal financial statements, and Form 990.

Accountants from Deloitte & Touche LLP, Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP, and Cherry Bekaert LLP volunteer their time and carefully review each of these documents, providing efficient and effective oversight.

All of this information is consolidated into one document and provided to the Community Investment Council volunteers responsible for making funding recommendations to United Way’s Board of Directors.

United Way Partners

Interested In Becoming a Partner?

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