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United Way Invites Local Nonprofits To Apply For Funding


December 21, 2017

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United Way of Transylvania County Board members and staff pause to pose at an organizational planning meeting.

United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) will host its annual Requests for Proposal (RFP) informational meeting for nonprofit agencies from 3-5 p.m., Friday, Jan. 19, in the Carlson Conference Room at Transylvania Regional Hospital, located at 260 Hospital Drive in Brevard. The meeting will include a question and answer segment.

Attendance at the RFP informational meeting is required for any nonprofit agency to be eligible for funding during UWTC's upcoming July 1 to June 30 grant cycle. Topics covered at the meeting will include eligibility guidelines, an overview of the RFP process, a review of required documents and application deadlines.

United Way of Transyl-vania County's Board has committed to giving funding priority to applications that are related to early childhood education. The board will also continue to give priority to collaborative applications," said Steve Pulliam, local United Way CEO.

"Part of the purpose of this RFP meeting is to sow the seeds of innovative service-delivery collaboratives. Collaboratives, where two or more entities work together to deliver services, provide a more efficient use of local resources by reducing duplication of efforts," said Pulliam.

"As always, the actual amount our local board will be able to allocate to services delivered in partnership with other agencies is dependent upon the amount our community pledges to United Way of Transylvania County," Pulliam said.

The RFP process includes a preliminary Letter of Intent (LOI) component for any new service delivery collaborations. This aspect is designed to encourage open dialogue between United Way's Allocations Team and prospective partner agencies.

Representatives from any 501 (c)(3) designated nonprofit interested in creating or expanding local programs in the area of health, education and financial stability are encouraged to attend this meeting.

Volunteers Needed

United Way is also looking for community members to join its grant review team. These volunteers will review requests for proposals and visit applicant agencies before providing input to the board for allocations decisions.

Interested agencies and volunteers can obtain more detailed information about UWTC's mission, vision and areas of focus from UWTC's webpage at The "Resources" tab offers a drop-down list including "RFP General Guidelines." For specific questions, call (828) 883-8822.

To volunteer or financially support the United Way of Transylvania County, call (828) 883-8822, visit the office at 101 W. Jordan St., #4 below PNC Bank in downtown Brevard, send mail to P.O. Box 53, Brevard, NC, 28712, or visit


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