4BK (For Burke Kids) Embracing the Future Grant

Every year, Burke County United Way presents the 4BK (for Burke Kids) - Embracing the Future Grant. Organizations are invited to present creative and innovative youth programming opportunities that meet an identified or unfilled need/gap in services or programs. Received proposals may include submissions from artisans, health care agencies, governmental entities, educational institutions and 501c3 non-profit charitable organizations. Under the terms of the grant, local organizations chosen to receive funds must provide services that align with BCUW’s focus areas: health, educationand financial stabilityOrganizations submit one application with a request of funding up to $5,000. These funds are made possible by our annual Toast of the Town event.

Applications for 4BK 2020-2021 will be available in April 2020. For more information contact us via email or call us at 828.433.0681.

See what our past recipients have to say.


2019 -2020 4BK Recipients

Foothills Conservancy of North Carolina - Our Big Backyard

The Meeting Place Mission

Options, Inc.

The Outreach Center - Arts & Cultural Program

Special Olympics of Burke County



2018-2019 4BK Recipients