United Way of Greater Atlanta is on a journey to improve the lives of children and families throughout the Greater Atlanta area.
Nearly half a million children in our region live in communities with low or very low child well-being. Through our Child Well-Being Mission Fund, we invest in nonprofit partners that provide the supports necessary to strengthen the community. We recognize that it takes many different nonprofit partners to meet the complex needs of families.
In December 2022, United Way of Greater Atlanta awarded grants to Cycle 2 grantees. Awards were distributed to organizations that advance strategies within the following Investment Priority areas: Strong Learners, College and Career Ready, Economic Stability and Brighter Future. For this round of investments, multi-year awards were allocated to grantees funded through the United for Racial Equity and Healing Fund. If you have questions about our RFP process, please submit them here.
United Way of Greater Atlanta has distributed the following grants for the Fiscal Year 2022-23 cycle two grant period.
Strengthen Family Engagement: Fostering the natural leadership that parents have as their children’s first teacher, brain builder, advocate and coach.
Increase Access to Early Learning: Ensuring more young children have quality learning experiences at home, at quality early childhood providers, and in the community.
West Atlanta Community Organization
Strengthen Academic Support: Improving academic outcomes by ensuring youth have quality afterschool and summer experiences that foster academic outcomes, leadership development and planning for future careers.
Expand Career Pathways: Creating opportunities for youth to build soft skills that employers prefer, such as comprehensive work-based learning programs including apprenticeships which advance work-readiness and connect to longer-term career opportunities.
Secure Housing and Basic Needs: Providing access to food, shelter and transportation is fundamental for children to learn and thrive.
CHRIS 180 (previously CHRIS Kids)
Close the Skills Gap: Creating easy access to job readiness programs, increase opportunities for hands-on work experience, and provide financial support to secure credentials in high demand careers for low-wage workers and opportunity youth.
Manage Health: Providing access to health services so that individuals are better able to manage their health, work consistently and live independently.
Secure Housing and Basic Needs: Ensuring families have stable housing, food security and reliable transportation to move from crisis to financial security.
Community-Driven Innovation: Engaging residents and local leaders in the innovation and redesign process of a neighborhood, in order to implement best practices in education, income, education, health, and housing.
Community Organizing & Civic Engagement:Strengthening skills of individuals and groups to participate in civic action, build broader coalitions, and advocate for improvements in their communities, which supports efforts that amplify the voice of residents.
Strengthen Resident Leadership & Learning: Increasing leadership development opportunities for individuals, civic groups and community coalitions.
*Grants are for multi-year commitments