1. What does United Way of Greenville County do?
We bring together people and resources to fight poverty and strengthen our entire community by changing individual lives. Rather than focusing on a single agency or issue, we invest in a portfolio of programs and initiatives that work hand-in-hand to create solutions to many of our community's most difficult problems—problems that no single organization can solve on its own. As a funder, partner and convener, we work with the entire community to build resources, focus investments and foster partnerships that create lasting solutions to major issues.
2. Who are your partners?
3. How does United Way distribute funds?
4. How can an organization apply for United Way funding?
In May 2020, we released a new Request for Proposals with application details, and any tax-exempt, nonprofit organization that conducts health or human service programs in Greenville County can apply. We update our website regularly with opportunities for funding, and that is always the best place to check for up-to-date information.
5. Can I designate my gift directly to a specific agency?
Yes, but undesignated gifts enable us to invest in areas that align with our strategici priorities—informed by our extensive research and expertise—to make the greatest impact in Greenville County. Full details on our current Designations Policy can be found here.