United Way of Henderson County (UWHC) will be accepting applications for funding for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 fiscal years. This competitive grant process is focused on achieving UWHC’s long-term goals in the areas of Education, Income, and Health. Programs providing Basic Needs and Crisis Services will also be considered for funding. Applications will be accepted every other year, with grant awards covering a two year period. Applications will not be accepted in 2019-20.

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.

Funding Timeline

November 6, 2018 Eligibility Period opens

November 16, 2018 NEW Agencies (not currently Funded by UWHC) must contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by this date to express intent to apply

November 30, 2018 Eligibility Materials due online

December 18, 2018 Application for Funding available online for eligible agencies

February 1, 2019 Application for Funding due

End of May, 2019 Agencies notified of funding allocations

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.

Funding Panel Volunteers

Click here to download a volunteer application.