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Trident United Way Announces Community Changemaker Grants

CRBJ Biz Wire //August 10, 2023//

Trident United Way Announces Community Changemaker Grants

CRBJ Biz Wire //August 10, 2023//

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North Charleston, SC – Trident United Way, a leading local nonprofit organization committed to fostering positive change and development within the Tri-County, is pleased to announce the launch of the Changemaker Grants program. This initiative aims to mobilize resources and empower local nonprofits dedicated to making a difference in our community.

The Changemaker Grants program will offer investments toward an agency’s effectiveness, efficiency and future sustainability by providing resources to improve or expand the organization’s mission. Trident United Way will award Changemaker Grants in four cycles before June 30, 2024, with a minimum pool of $100,000 per cycle. Each grant cycle will have a specific focus, beginning with capacity-building grants. Individual grant totals awarded will vary based on the particular project and monetary request from each winning agency. The exact dates for each round of funding will be shared on and Trident United Way’s social media channels.

The first cycle of Changemaker Grants will focus on capacity building, looking at the inner workings, means and systems of an organization by supporting areas including, but not limited to, skill-building for staff members, diversity and equity initiatives, leadership development, management training and strategic planning.

Applicants are invited to submit project proposals outlining their visions for positive change in the Tri-County and how they plan to implement these initiatives. Applications will be open from August 23 – September 11, 2023. Details on eligibility, requirements and the application process can be found here:
An agency representative must attend at least one info session to receive the application link. The virtual option is only available to organizations that previously attended one of the Trident United Way Community Engagement Grant Info Sessions in January 2023. All agencies are strongly advised to attend in-person if possible.

Dates and times for the info sessions are as follows:

• Monday, August 21st from 8:30 – 10:00 am (in-person)
• Tuesday, August 22nd from 2:00 – 3:30 pm (in-person)
• Wednesday, August 23rd from 3:00 – 4:00 pm (virtual – only available to agencies that attended one of the info Sessions in January 2023)

Click here to register for an info session: BldgGrant2023

For questions, please contact:

“At Trident United Way, we build community partnerships that work to achieve significant and lasting social change,” said Trident United Way President & CEO DJ Hampton. “United Way has been an accelerator of social impact in the Tri-County for generations, and we are thrilled that our Changemaker Grants will invest in amazing nonprofits and result in more families achieving financial independence.”

About Trident United Way – Celebrating more than 77 years of service, Trident United Way is a catalyst for measurable community transformation in education, financial stability and health. In 2021 The Chronicle of Philanthropy once again voted United Way as America’s favorite charity.