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UWTC Seeks Volunteers To Assist With Allocating Funds – Brevard NC


January 12, 2017

Sgt. Greg Stroup, a school resource officer with the Transylvania County Sheriff's Office, checks the United Way of Transylvania County's pledge thermometer for accuracy. As a new local United Way Board Member, Stroup knows that higher pledges will make possible bigger grants to local nonprofit programs in the upcoming funding cycle. At this point, the thermometer indicates 60 percent of this campaign's $510,000 goal. (Courtesy photo)

United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) invites community members to join its local grant review team. These volunteers will review requests for proposals for local nonprofit programs, visit applicant agencies, and provide input to the local United Way Board about allocating funds during the next year.

"United Way of Transylvania County relies on local volunteers to help meet local needs, through local programs, with funds raised locally," said Steve Pulliam, chief executive officer of UWTC.

UWTC will host its annual Requests for Proposal (RFP) informational meeting for nonprofit agencies from 3-5 p.m., Friday, Jan. 20, 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 grant cycle. Topics to be covered at the meeting include eligibility guidelines, an overview of the RFP application pro-cess, a review of required documents, and dates and deadlines.

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

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

United Way of Transylvania County's fiscal year 2016-2017 campaign goal is $510,000. Campaign contributions are used to support local health and human service initiatives and to award approximately $300,000 annually to local health and human service nonprofit programs.

United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) empowers people to improve their lives. Specific goals are for all residents to achieve their full academic potential, maintain a financially stable household and live a healthy lifestyle.

At the present time, UWTC funds programs that help prevent homelessness, neglect and teen pregnancy, and programs that help provide housing, adult day care, family counseling, after-school and summer youth programs, health services, financial education and counseling, and youth conflict resolution training.

UWTC programs and initiatives include the 2-1-1 information and referral service, free state and local tax preparation and filing assistance, community-wide volunteer opportunity listings, Familywize and Coast2Coast prescription discount cards, the Tiny House Initiative for Brevard, and the TRAIN (Transylvania Resource Access and Information Network) program.

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


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