United Way of Wilson County Grant Opportunities

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

For questions about the Partner Agency Grants please contact Click HERE for access to the grants. 

The United Way facilitates the Wilson Energy Community Investment Grant.  This funding comes from the Utility Late Fees through the City of Wilson. 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 – May 28. CLOSED for 2021. 

Click HERE for the Community Grant Application.

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. 

Click Here EF&SP Application 

Wilson County EF&SP Representatives

Board Chair – Martha Beland

United Way Contact – Judi Thurston at 

Wilson County Award – Phase 35 – 52,372 Wilson Times Posted on 2/20/19

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 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.