Apply for Funding

United Way of Henderson County (UWHC) grants operate on a two-year cycle. Grant awards for the 2022-23 and 2023-24 fiscal years were announced in May, 2022, and  May, 2023, respectively. Our Community Investment Grants are currently funding 35 programs at 20 local nonprofits.

Dates for 2024-26 Funding Cycle:

  • October 4th - In-person grant applicant information session, at Grace Lutheran Church (1245 6th Ave West, Hendersonville) 9:00am-10:00am. Click here to RSVP.
  • October 5th - Zoom grant applicant info session from 12:00pm-1:00pm. Click here to RSVP and access zoom link.
  • October 9th - November 10th, 2023 - Application Window for Eligibility for 2024-2026 funding.
  • October 24th - Deadline to request access to application portal.
  • January 5th 2024 - Eligible applicants will be notified and be invited to apply.
  • January 8th - February 9th, 2024 - Application window for 2024-26 funding. 
  • March - April 2024 - All applications are reviewed through our community-led, community-vetted panel review process. 
  • May 2024 - Notification of Year 1 Funding
  • May 2025 - Notification of Year 2 Funding

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Programs applying to partner with United Way on work in Education, Financial Stability or Health must be able to show results that align with UWHC’s goals as detailed in Henderson County 2025 (HC 2025) plan for improving our community. These goals address the issues of Kindergarten Readiness; School Success; Economic Self-Sufficiency; Affordable Housing; Physical Activity & Nutrition; Healthy Youth Behaviors; and Basic Needs/Crisis Services.

For additional information, please contact Kat Carlton, Director of Community Development at (828) 692-1636 ext 1104.