Cradle to Career


  • Investing in nonprofit partners supporting children and families from birth to and through the workforce.

Healthy Families


  • Investing in nonprofit organizations providing children and families with the housing, nutrition, health, and safety support needed to stabilize and overcome the trauma of poverty

Equity in Leadership

  • Empower under-resourced and under-represented nonprofit leaders by investing unrestricted dollars in organizations with leaders who are Black, Latinx, and/or Woman.
  • Amplify their voices, visibility, and stories via UWGT’s diverse networks, audiences, and engagement opportunities.
  • Prepare the Triangle for the full inclusion of people of color by building the capacity of the local nonprofit ecosystem to be anti-racist.

Timeline and Workflow of the RFP Process

Fall/Winter 2022: Community Investment Committee made up of local nonprofit representatives, corporate partners, UWGT Board Members, and community members meet to discuss priorities, address strategic questions, and develop the 2023 RFP Application and Rubric.

January 9, 2023: RFP application and rubric available in full on UWGT’s website and for completion on Submittable.

  • Submittable allows for photos, videos, and other uploads, live collaboration among team members (within and outside of the organization) and has an autosave feature.
  • Office hours will be available via Zoom four times a week for the entirety of the application period.
  1. Mondays: 10:00-11:00 AM  AND 2:00-3:00 PM *NOTE: No office hours on Monday January 16th - MLK Day of Service for UWGT
  2. Thursdays: 1:00-2:00 PM
  3. Fridays: 9:30-10:30 AM

March 10, 2023: RFP application closes

March 13-31, 2023: Community readers evaluate applications based on the rubric provided within Submittable

April 2023: UWGT’s Community Investment Committee meets to evaluate application scores and build a fair, responsive, and equitable funding portfolio.

Early May 2023: Funding decisions are announced

July 2023: Funding begins

Submittable Information

We will follow-up with you about your submission by email. Please be sure to whitelist notification emails from Submittable and check the email you used to sign up for your Submittable Account regularly. Check out the Submitter Resource Center or reach out to Submittable's Customer Support team with any technical questions here

For a full description, please see: Apply for Funding | United Way of the Greater Triangle (

For the full RFP Guide and Rubric, please see:  RFP Guide and Rubric 

*Important note for inviting collaborators to join your application: the lead individual must complete the eligibility section and an "Add Collaborators" button will then appear at the top of the page.*

Cradle to Career

Education is critical to improving the social mobility of the Triangle’s most vulnerable children and families. Far too often, young people fall off track during points of educational transition and do not recover. The impacts of those failed transitions last well into adulthood.

We want to invest in access back to the path to success and empower heads of households to achieve their goals. Within Cradle to Career, we choose to focus our resources on educational and career development at key transition points in the journey for young people and adult

Healthy Families

Family and generational poverty can only be eradicated when all families have access to the holistic supports needed to be stable, healthy, and productive. We recognize that healthy families need a range of opportunities and resources to meet their needs for nutritious food, safe/affordable housing, and healthy minds. We strive to serve our community across the continuum of immediate needs, to intermediate, stabilizing programs to long-term, transformational services.

Within our Healthy Family area of focus, we seek a balance of single organization and collaborative partnerships that are able to meet basic needs and address the root causes of broken systems.

For a full description, please see: Apply for Funding | United Way of the Greater Triangle (

10 To Watch
National and local nonprofit data tell us that:

  • Women and leaders of color are under-resourced and underrepresented in the nonprofit sector.
  • Leadership development programs often lack specific components that address how racial, ethnic, and gender identities impact our interactions with those around us.

With a commitment to ensuring that the local nonprofit sector is diverse, inclusive, and equitable, United Way of the Greater Triangle launched 10 to Watch in 2018 to intentionally address disparities experienced by these underrepresented leaders by:

  • Providing funding.
  • Providing access to customized leadership development training.
  • Providing technical assistance and facilitating a network of peer learning.

We’re addressing the aforementioned disparities by investing a total of $500,000 into the selected “10 to Watch” organizations. Each of the 10 recipients will be awarded two-year grants of $25,000 each year.

10 to Watch: Application Process
The application is a two-phase approach.
Phase 1: Written application.  This application is more for data collection.  It will not be evaluated.

Phase 2: Interview.  Each applicant will be invited to an interview with UWGT staff and/or past participants in 10 to Watch.  The past cohorts of 10 to Watch will choose the new cohort.

Eligibility Requirements and Evaluation Criteria:

  • Annual organizational budget under $1M.
  • Ability to drive impact in UWGT’s Cradle to Career or Healthy Families focus areas.    
    • Leader must show high potential to grow and sustain their organization.
  • Leader must identify as a member of an under-represented and/or under-resourced community: Black, LatinX, and/or Woman.
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