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UWTC Seeks Volunteers to Review Grants

UWTC Board Chair Terry Decker explains the grant review process to volunteers at the Allocations Team training session in 2018.

UWTC Allocations Team volunteers follow group orientation by dividing into focus area teams to start reviewing grants at the 2018 training session.

United Way Seeks Grant Review Volunteers

United Way of Transylvania County (UWTC) seeks individuals with experience and expertise in management  and nonprofits, and people interested in the focus areas of Health, Education and Financial Stability to join its Allocations Team. Team members will read and evaluate grant applications from local programs before making program recommendations to applicants and funding recommendations to United Way’s Board.

This opportunity invites volunteers to participate in UWTC’s annual allocations process. The process uses community input to ensure accountability for all programs receiving funds allocated by UWTC.

Allocations Team members will conduct site visit, meet with program representatives, and evaluate online applications and supporting documents. Allocations Teams will submit their initial reviews by Friday, April 19, at noon.

Allocations Team Volunteer Training will be held Friday, March 22, from 10 AM until noon. The training session includes confidentiality and code of ethics declaration, conflict-of-interest assessment, process overview, and assignments to focus area review teams. Pre-registration is requested; sign up through or contact UWTC by noon Thursday, March 21 to receive location details.

For more information about the entire grant process, go to United Way of Transylvania County's website; Resources Tab; RFP General Guidelines, to access this page:

About United Way of Transylvania County

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

UWTC has a particular focus on early childhood education, and has established the Early Childhood Education Mobile Unit Fund to drive programs to families with young children in remote and underserved areas of the county.

Contributions support local health and human service initiatives including community-wide volunteer opportunity listings, the NC 2-1-1 information and referral service, TRAIN (Transylvania Resource Access and Information Network) non-profit support, Familywize and Coast2Coast prescription discount cards, the Tiny House Initiative for Brevard, and free state and local tax preparation and filing assistance.

United Way of Transylvania County also awards approximately $300,000 annually to local health and human service non-profit programs and collaborative actions. 

UWTC funds programs preventing homelessness, abuse and neglect, and programs providing housing, after-school and summer youth education, health services, financial education and counseling, conflict resolution training, and parenting education and support.

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 US Mail to PO Box 53, Brevard, NC, 28712, or visit  or

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