Community grants available from the Unifour Foundation Endowment (March 2021)

The Unifour Foundation Endowment is accepting grant applications from nonprofits serving needs in the local community.

Applications are available beginning March 5. Visit this page for information about applying. The deadline for applications is April 6 at noon.

Grants have generally ranged between $5,000 and $10,000. Since 1999, the Unifour Foundation Endowment has awarded more than $4.5 million in grants.

The Endowment supports a broad range of purposes to meet the area’s needs that include education, human services, basic needs, arts, historic preservation, health, recreation, youth development and animal welfare. Grants are awarded to organizations having an impact on the residents of Alexander, Burke, Caldwell and Catawba counties. Organizations do not have to reside in the Unifour area; however, the funds from grants received must go directly to residents in the Unifour area.

The Unifour Foundation Endowment has a central focus on applications that highlight collaboration and partnerships or demonstrate an opportunity to achieve significant impact on the Catawba Valley. Early childhood education, alleviating substance use and food scarcity in the Unifour area are core priorities in grantmaking decisions.

Requests from religious entities, including churches, congregations and other houses of worship and/or faith-based organizations, are encouraged to apply for funding to support social outreach and charitable service programs to benefit the community-at-large. Requests for annual fund or capital campaigns may be considered but are not encouraged. Please note that capital renovations and improvements to existing structures are allowable requests.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for our nonprofits to expand their impact in our local community,” said Jamie Treadway, endowment president. “We are excited to partner with our nonprofit community to continue supporting the Unifour region.”

For further information, contact Jeanne Dairaghi, NCCF donor engagement officer, at jdairaghi@nccommunityfoundation.org or 828-618-6060.