Unite Charlotte


Racial equity and social capital are essential to improving outcomes for children and advancing potential for everyone in the Charlotte region.


In early 2017, United Way established Unite Charlotte in response to the civic unrest in Charlotte in late 2016. The initiative provides funding for local nonprofits and grassroots organizations focused on improving racial equity and increasing social capital.


Grants span from $3,000 to $15,000 with recipients focused on initiatives ranging from providing technology for learning and job training, to addressing the challenges of neighborhood gentrification, to building trust between communities and police.


Unite Charlotte also invests in racial equity workshops and training for local nonprofits, offers capacity-building workshops and provides mentoring to strengthen organization and financial stability, program quality and growth for grant recipients.


United Way has invested nearly $900,000 in Unite Charlotte grantees since launching the initiative. Recipients have included BLKTECHCLTProfound GentlemenRefugee Support ServicesStiletto Boss UniversityE2D and many others.


Help us support organizations offering innovative solutions to equitably serve people in need by donating to United Way.


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