United Way of Whitley County Awards Over $100,000 in Community Impact Grants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 13, 2019

United Way of Whitley County is pleased to announce the presentation of $101,000 in Community Impact Grants to local programs and organizations serving residents of Whitley County.

Grant recipients were selected by a panel of community members and United Way of Whitley County’s Board of Directors. 19 grant applications were submitted, totaling $150,000 in requests. Programs and funding amounts were selected based on a series of factors designed to ensure the greatest return on investment for donors who support the community through their United Way contributions.

United Way of Whitley County focuses on Health, Education and Financial Stability as the three main impact areas for Impact Grant Awards. These areas seek to move individuals along the formal education continuum, augment the work of schools by providing tutoring, enrichment, or other supportive activities, move families toward self-sufficiency, fund programs that provide asset building activities, provide support to individuals seeking substance abuse programs and supporting organizations that promote quality health care and access to nutritious foods.

United Way of Whitley County’s Executive Director, Loretta Mottram, said, “These Community Impact Grants will impact the lives of thousands of people in our community. There are significant needs throughout the county and United Way is grateful to work within the community to provide for those needs through the generosity of our gracious donors. We are grateful to our donors who make a profound impact in the lives of many Whitley County residents through their financial contribution and dedication to ‘Living United’.”

Grants were awarded to the following organizations and programs serving local residents:

Health: Cancer Services, Northeastern Indiana CASA, Once Community Whitley, Inc. – One Community and South Whitley Youth League, Whitley County Council on Aging, YWCA Northeast Indiana and Youth Services Bureau of Huntington County

Education: BABE of Whitley County, Camp STEAM Ahead, Churubusco Community Child Care Center, Junior Achievement serving Whitley County, One Community Whitley, Inc. – South Whitley Preschool, Passages, Salvation Army of Whitley County, The Center for Whitley County Youth and TROY School

Financial Stability: Mission 25, Whitley County Energy Assistance Fund and United Way will be engaging with Helpline in a very special way this year as well.

United Way of Whitley County brings together compassionate people who are committed to improving lives in our community. For 45 years, we have worked to help residents of Whitley County achieve and maintain self-sufficiency by focusing on three key areas of community impact: Health, Education and Financial Stability. United Way works with local businesses, human service agencies, schools and governmental institutions to ensure contributions do as much good as possible throughout our community.

Please join us in improving the quality of life in our community by volunteering with United Way programs and other meaningful service opportunities, advocating by telling friends and colleagues about your involvement with United Way or by giving a financial gift to support community programs that provide a better quality of life for all of us. Great things happen when we Live United.

For additional information about the 2019-2020 Community Impact Grants please contact United Way of Whitley County at 260-244-6454 or visit https://unitedwaywhitley.org.

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