Directing your Impact

Directing your Impact

Donors to the United Way can designate their funds to any 501(c)3 organization.  However, each year, local non-profit organizations apply for assistance for specific community programs through our Impact Grant program.  The United Way works year-round to fulfill these requests through individual donations, workplace giving programs, and fundraising events.

Below is a list of our 2023 Impact Grant Applicant Organizations and the projects that they hope to fund through the United Way.  Donors can designate their funds when pledging through their workplace, and individuals and businesses may designate their funds by using our online donation page.

This year, we have added the option on our online donation page so that individuals and small businesses can set up reoccurring monthly pledges, similar to how employees at our workplace campaigns give monthly.


2023 Impact Grant Applicants and Projects

Hospice of Stanly and the Uwharries

Camp Forget-Me-Not

Camp Forget-Me-Not is a free Bereavement Day Camp for children ages 6-18 and their Parents, Guardian, Family, who have experienced a death.  The goal of camp is to assist children and their families in learning better ways to cope with the loss of a loved one.

American Red Cross - Stanly County

Local Disaster Recovery Services

Through United Way funding, the American Red Cross hopes to assist families that have been displaced from their homes - typically in a house fire.  The Red Cross also helps save lives by installing free smoke alarms in homes that don't have them, and by educating people about home fire safety.

Esther House of Stanly County

Domestic Violence Shelter Services

The mission of Esther House is to:  shelter victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking; to provide the support that empowers them to rebuild their lives; and to raise community awareness through education and training to ultimately break the cycle of violence.  Funding raised by the United Way for the Esther House will be directed towards funding their shelter for victims of domestic violence that have been displaced from their homes.

Stanly County Family YMCA

Open Door Scholarship Program

Funds from the United Way Impact Grant are utilized for the Open Doors Scholarship Program, which helps make after-school and summer camp youth development programs affordable for low-income families.

John P. Murray Community Care Clinic

Medication Assistance Program

The mission of the John P. Murray Community Care Clinic is to provide quality care to low income, uninsured adults in Stanly County.  The Community Care Clinic is the only medical provider in Stanly County who will provide medical care and medications at no cost to the patient.  Funds raised through the United Way will provide medications to uninsured low-income clients.

Rescue Unit of Stanly County

Swift Water Rescue Gear

The mission of the Rescue Unit is to provide emergency rescue services by land or water to citizens of Stanly County, North Carolina.  The Rescue Unit of Stanly County has requested funds to purchase supplies that will be used for swift water rescue operations.  The purchase of additional water rescue dry suits will allow them to have the two teams necessary to perform a safe and adequate rescue operation.  


Wheelchair Ramps and Home Repairs for the Elderly

O.A.S.I.S. utilizes older adult volunteers to serve elderly individuals in need.  Funds received from the United Way will be utilized to build wheelchair ramps and complete other home repair projects, that are provided at no cost to the recipient.

Homes of Hope

Emergency Shelter and Transitional Housing

The Mission of Homes of Hope is to o reduce homelessness in Stanly County  through transitional housing, emergency housing, case management, resource connections, and skill acquisition that will enable individuals and families in need to gain independence and become successful community members.  The emergency overnight shelter, The Community Inn, has seen a steady increase of guests needing emergency shelter this past year, and there is a waiting list for transitional housing services.  Homes of Hope has requested funds for operations of both emergency and transitional housing services.

Habitat for Humanity

New Construction - Affordable Housing

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.  Habitat for Humanity is the only program in Stanly County building affordable housing for low income families with a no interest mortgage.  Habitat for Humanity is currently starting homes in both Stanly and Montgomery Housing, and has requested funding from the United Way for construction.

Crisis Assistance Fund

Emergency Housing and Utility Relief

Stanly County has seen a significant increase in the past year of individual seeking emergency housing and utility relief.  The Crisis Assistance Fund has requested grant funds to increase their level of support available for local families in crisis.  

How to Direct your Impact

In addition to the Impact Grant Applicants listed above, donors can choose to designate their funds to any non-profit organization.  In 2023 we have added an option for donors to help fund our annual School Supply Drive and K-12 Resource room, which serves local children and their families.  

We now have the option for donors of pledging reoccurring monthly donations, so that individuals and small businesses can pledge monthly, similar to our corporate workplace campaigns.

Click on the Donate Today link below to provide funds for one of the projects above, or donate to any non-profit organization of your choice:


Interested in scheduling a presentation for your church or community group to learn more about community need in Stanly and Montgomery County?  Contact for more information or call 704.982.6916