United Way of Henderson County (UWHC) grants operate on a two-year cycle. Grant awards for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 fiscal years were announced in May, 2019, and will be adjusted in May, 2020 based on the 2019 Campaign and available dollars.

New applications will be accepted in February, 2021. Agencies wishing to apply for 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 funding will be required to submit Eligibility materials in November, 2020.

Programs applying to partner with United Way on work in Education, Income 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 over the next decade. These goals address the issues of Kindergarten Readiness; School Success; Financial Stability; Affordable Housing; Reducing Obesity; and Healthy Youth Behaviors.

All prospective applicants must meet Eligibility Requirements in order to apply for funding. Applicants must be a 501(c)(3) or public, tax-exempt health and human service organization with at least a two-year history of providing health and human service programs to the residents of Henderson County and have program results that clearly align with UWHC goals in the areas of Education, Income Health, or Crisis Services/Basic Needs. Agencies may combine resources and apply together in a new collaborative program addressing one or more of the HC2025 Target Issues. Click here for a complete list of Agency Funding Eligibility Criteria.

Program Funding Policies and Procedures

This guide details the specific requirements an agency must meet when receiving program funding. Click HERE to download the guide.

For additional information, contact Sarah Kowalak, Director of Community Impact at (828) 692-1636 ext 1107 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.