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United Way of Chatham County offering first-ever Issue-Based Grant
United Way of Chatham County is providing additional funding for tutoring and summer slide prevention programs through its
2021 Issue-Based Grant
“Providing resources to local human service nonprofits to address Chatham’s most pressing needs is at the core of the United Way mission."
- Katie Childs, UWCC Executive Director
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United Way of Chatham County 2021 Issue-Based Grant

Because the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and needs of the Chatham County community continue to rise, the United Way of Chatham County will provide additional funding opportunities to nonprofits that tackle housing/homelessness and education, in the form of the 2021 Issue-Based Grant.

The United Way will hand select Chatham County nonprofit programs that address utility assistance and housing and homelessness prevention, including domestic violence emergency housing needs. Nonprofits with programs that address summer slide prevention, tutoring and e-learning and/or internet accessibility for children will also be invited to apply for funding. Nonprofit agencies will be contacted by United Way at the end of March, and the funding application will open mid-April.

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2020/2021 UNITED WAY PARTNER AGENCIES

OUR FUNDING PRIORITIES

Financial Stability

Helping a family manage housing and food insecurity.

We provide a path toward financial stability to individuals and families by:

  • Degree and job skills training
  • Increasing financial literacy and development of a long-term financial plan
  • English proficiency programs
  • Food bank and emergency housing assistance

Education

We give children and youth the tools needed for a prosperous future by:

  • Ensuring they attend high-quality, affordable preschool programs and meet their milestones
  • Strengthening their social and basic life skills needed for success
  • Providing opportunities for career exploration and work experience

Health

We ensure Chatham residents have the resources they need by:

  • Increasing awareness and opportunities for wellness, prevention and early disease protection
  • Access to health care services, including mental health and prescriptions

How your gifts are making an impact

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People will have access to balanced meals and snacks to ease food insecurity.
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Individuals will have an improved quality of life through stable housing, employment opportunities and access to health care.
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Children will be provided with positive in-school, after-school and summer enrichment programs.
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Residents will be provided with emergency assistance and opportunities to provide financial stability for their families.

United Way Helps One in Three People in Chatham County

Let's make a difference together. 

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