4BK (For Burke Kids) Embracing the Future Grant

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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.

2019 Applications are now closed. Applications for 4BK 2020-2021 will be available in January 2020. For more information contact us via email or call us at 828.433.0681.

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

Burke County Public Schools

Big Brothers Big Sisters of WNC

Burke Arts Council

Burke Augustine Literacy Project

Burke County 4H

Burke Recovery

Burke United Christian Ministries

Exploring Joara Foundation

Morganton Dept. of Public Safety

North Liberty School

Options, Inc.

Rotary Club of Burke Sunrise

Special Olympics of Burke County

The Meeting Place Mission

The Outreach Center