Community Impact Grants

Community Impact is how we invest in impact, focusing on making a difference for those living in our 12 county region. United Way of Northeast Georgia’s Community Impact Grant funds programs that provide direct services to meet the most pressing needs in our three focus areas: basic needs, early childhood success, and workforce development. We can move the needle in these areas when we LIVE UNITED.

Grant applications are open each year from May 1 – June 1. Eligibility for Community Impact Grants can be found here. Applications are then carefully reviewed by a team of volunteer grant reviewers from across our region. At the end of the summer, grant recipients are announced at our Community Celebration and receive financial funding for the entirety of the following year, providing quarterly updates to United Way about their program.

Congratulations to our 2024 Community Impact Grant Recipients! Read here about the programs we are funding in 2024.


If you are interested in applying for our 2025 Community Impact Grant, we encourage you to sign up to attend one of the following training sessions:

April 15th, 2024 @ 1 PM — Winder

Wimberly Center for Community Development

April 17th, 2024 @ 1 PM — Athens

Athens Clarke County Library

April 18th, 2024 @ 9 AM — Hull

Jackson EMC

April 19th, 2024 @ 10:30 AM — Virtual

via Zoom


For questions, please contact our Director of Community Impact, Courtney Etheredge at



2024 Grant Recipients





Applications for grant funding are open May 1 of each year. Eligibility requirements for applying nonprofits are available. Any questions can be directed to Mark Madison, Director of Community Impact, via email.

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