Grant Applications

The United Way facilitates the City of Wilson Non-Profit Community Impact Grant annually. Volunteers from our community make funding recommendations for this grant opportunity.

Applicants must be Wilson County, NC nonprofit 501(c)3 organizations in good standing.

The Grant applications are open annually from May 1 – 31

Click HERE – City of Wilson Nonprofit Community Impact Grant 501(c)(3) 2 or more years of providing programs and services to Wilson NC

Click HERE for the Mini Grant – City of Wilson Nonprofit Community Impact Grant 501 (c)(3) serving Wilson NC for less than 2 years – $500 maximum request.

Partner Agency Grant Click HERE 

The Emergency Food and Shelter Program was established on March 24, 1983, with the signing of the “Jobs Stimulus Bill,” Public Law 98-8. That legislation created a National Board, chaired by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that consisted of representatives of the American Red Cross, Catholic Charities USA, National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA, The Jewish Federations of North America, The Salvation Army, and United Way Worldwide. The EFSP was authorized under the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act (P.L. 100-77 signed into law on July 24, 1987, since renamed the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act and subsequently reauthorized under P.L. 100- 628, signed into law on November 7, 1988). Since 1983 the EFSP will have distributed $4.4 billion to over 14,000 human service agencies in more than 2,500 communities across the country.

To be considered for funding, an organization must:

  • Be a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization in good standing and listed in Guidestar or a government agency
  • Have a checking account and sign up for EFT 
  • Have a federal employer identification number or EIN
  • Have a DUNS number 
  • A one-year history of documented, supportive evidence of your organization’s efforts at providing assistance with food, shelter, etc., as may be covered by this program.
  • Practice nondiscrimination. Agencies with a religious affiliation wishing to participate in the program must not refuse services to an applicant based on religion or require attendance at religious services as a condition of assistance, nor will such groups engage in any religious proselytizing in any program receiving EFSP funds
  • Have a voluntary board if private and not-for-profit
  • Agency’s most recent annual audit and total operating budget
  • Volunteer Board of Directors

    Click Here EF&SP PHASE 39 Application Deadline for submission  March 1, 2022

    Click Here Ef&SP PHASE ARPA-R Application Deadline for submission  March 1, 2022

    Wilson County EF&SP Application Contact – Kathy Berni United Way of Wilson County Resource Development Director development@unitedwayofwilson.org

The COVID-19 Relief Grant Application. Please email to: director@unitedwayofwilson.org Requests must be $2,500 or less and must be submitted by a valid 501 (c) (3) Non Profit Agency. Click HERE for application.

To our Wilson County Non-Profit Agencies:

The United Way Disaster Relief Fund Team is reviewing applications for Disaster Relief Reimbursement.  501 (c) (3) organizations serving people who have been affected by a natural disaster may submit an expense reimbursement request to director@unitedwayofwilson.org via email. The recovery process will be a long process, so please keep in contact with the United Way on your financial needs. We are only reimbursing organizations that are providing services to those receiving assistance after a disaster.  

The Disaster Relief Fund is here to help all disaster relief organizations that do not have disaster relief funds available, but who are providing assistance to Wilson County residents.

We are reviewing reimbursement expenses for aid to Hurricane  victims – lodging, food, clothing, repairs, clean-up… where FEMA was not able to assist. Documentation will be requested prior to reimbursement, nonprofits must have a 501 (c)(3) active status and a certified audit.

Thank you for all that you are doing to assist those in need.