The High Country United Way is now accepting applications for programs for the fiscal year 2017-18. We seek proposals that meet the goals and strategies identified by our Community Impact Visioning Councils as well as those that continue to meet basic and emergency needs. These can be found in the application on and our website at www.highcountryunitedway.org , or by contacting the HCUW office at 828-265-2111.
Non-profit 501c3 organizations providing health and human service programming and operating in Watauga, Avery, and/or Mitchell counties are eligible to apply for funding from High Country United Way. Deadline for submitting applications to renew existing programs is April 7, 2017. The deadline for submitting applications for new programs is April 21, 2017. Eligible, interested agencies are invited to a meeting at 8:30 on March 24 in the large, 2nd floor, conference room of the Wells Fargo Bank in Boone. The purposes of this meeting are to explain HCUW’s goals for the 2017-18 programs, distribute information and applications, explain the process, and answer questions. A light breakfast with coffee, juice, and water will be provided starting at 8:30 with the meeting beginning at 9:00 am.
High Country United Way continues to support programs that help meet basic and emergency human needs plus those that address underlying causes of serious problems within our communities. To determine those underlying causes and establish strategies to address them we adopted the Community Impact Approach being used by United Ways across the country. Using this process, we sought input from informed citizens in Avery and Watauga counties through Visioning Councils in the areas of Education, Health, and Income Stabilization. From the work of those Councils the list of goals/visions for improving community conditions in the High Country and the strategies to achieve them were developed.
Information on how to apply, the 2017-18 High Country United Way funding priorities, as well as applications and RFP forms are available on the High Country United Way website; www.highcountryunitedway.org.
Call High Country United Way with further questions at 828-265-2111.
Dr. Gary Childers, Executive Director