United Way to reduce funding to area nonprofits

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — On Tuesday, the United Way of Central Carolinas informed more than 70 area nonprofits that it will be reducing their grant funding by more than half in 2022 in order to compensate for its own decline in revenue during the pandemic.

The cuts come at a time when many nonprofits such as Cooperative Christian Ministry are operating above their normal capacity.

The ministry’s executive director, Ed Hosack, said their food program that distributes groceries and meals to families in need has been operating about three times more than its normal volume, and its housing program five times more.

Cooperative Christian Ministry is one of dozens of organizations that will be impacted by the cuts. Others include Crisis Assistance Ministry, Roof Above, Safe Alliance, Habitat for Humanity and the Charlotte Center for Legal Advocacy.

>> In the video at the top of this page, Channel 9′s Susanna Black talks to Hosack about the impact the reduced funding will have on the organization and the services it provides to the community.

To see the complete list of United Way grant recipients, click here.