Funded Partners

Our Funded Partners




The following is a list of organizations, agencies and individuals that will receive funding during the July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024 fiscal year, except where noted. We make our external investments in two ways: United for Youth Community grants that support the Bold Community Goal and Community Schools contracts that support services provided directly at one or more of our seven community schools. You will find all individuals and organizations, receiving grant or contract support below.


Community Schools | Community Schools Contracts: $905,398

  • Access Family Services — Mental Health Support: up to $52,000
  • Buncombe County Schools — Mental Health Support: up to $99,598
  • Asheville City Schools Foundation/In Real Life — Afterschool Programing: $55,000
  • Blue Ridge Health — School-Based Health Clinics: $1,115,485 *(2023-2025)
  • Center for Relational Practices — Restorative Practices: $46,812
  • Summer Learning Programs:
    • Asheville City Schools Foundation/In Real Life: $5,357
    • KL Training Solutions — My Daddy Taught Me That: $13,928
    • Project Lighten Up Programs of Excellence: $13,928
    • Raices: $13,928
    • Umoja Health, Wellness and Justice Collective: $13,928
    • Youth Transformed for Life (YTL): $13,928
  • Buncombe Partnership for Children — Kindergarten Readiness: $42,163
  • Buncombe County Schools — Afterschool Enrichment: $125,000
  • KL Training Solutions/My Daddy Taught Me That — Mentoring: $38,000


United for Youth I United for Youth Community Contracts: $250,000

  • KL Training Solutions — My Daddy Taught Me That: $50,000
  • Coach Sherman Williams: $50,000
  • Team Us: $50,000
  • Project Lighten Up Programs of Excellence: $100,000


Other Contracts and Equity Support: $45,000

  • Children First/Communities in Schools - Success Equation — Advocacy: $30,000
  • WNC Nonprofit Pathways - to build and strengthen skill base in local nonprofits: $15,000

Remember, when you give to United Way’s LIVE UNITED Fund you are joining forces with others by supporting ALL of these agencies listed above AND you are supporting United Way’s own programs: 24/7 information and referral services through NC 211, our volunteer center, Hands On Asheville-Buncombe, and Community Schools. This is the power of United Way!

While most donors choose to give directly to United Way (the LIVE UNITED Fund), others choose to designate their gift. Designated gifts can go to any 501(c)(3) and we will direct the give to that organization for you. Keep in mind that if you are making a gift of $1,000 or more and would like to be counted as a Leadership Giver, and want to designate, you will need to choose from one of our funded programs. Questions? Call us at (828) 255-0696.