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United Way Approves $331k in Grants to 17 Rutland County Non-Profits

United Way of Rutland County (UWRC) is proud to announce that $331,000 worth of grant awards have been disbursed to 17 different area nonprofits within Rutland County! A trusted group of community leaders helped in the overall decision making process for dispersing these funds, making sure the community donations that fund these grants are used to amplify the capabilities of organizations working toward promoting a better life for individuals in need. All of the organizations requesting grant funds this year were asked to focus on one or more of the following Community Impact focuses: Health, Education, and Financial Stability.

Organizations (and programs) that received grant awards for the 2021 grant cycle are as follows (alphabetically): ARC Rutland Area (Vital Community Enrichment Program), Come Alive Outside (Outdoor Passports for All K-6 Children in Rutland County), Epilepsy Foundation of Vermont (Seizure Smart Schools in Rutland County, Support Group), Fair Haven Concerned (Utility Assistance Program: Stabilizing Housing, Food Shelf Program: Fostering a Healthy Life), Prevent Child Abuse Vermont (Strengthening Families in Substance Use Recovery), Rutland County Head Start (Environment Enhancements in Rutland County Head Start), Rutland County Restorative Justice Center (Social and Emotional Intelligence Course), Rutland Dismas House (Rutland Dismas Men’s Reentry Initiative), Rutland County Free Clinic (Adult Dental Care Education and Treatment), Imagination Library at the Rutland Free Library (Imagination Library Local Champion), Slate Valley Unified Union School District (Snack Sack Food Program), Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging (Meals on Wheels), The Compassionate Friends, Turning Point Center (Recovery Success Within and Beyond Corrections), Vermont Catholic Charities (Emergency Aid Program), Vermont Farmers Food Center (The Farmacy Project: “Food as Medicine,” Farm-Based Educational Learning Program), and VNA and Hospice of the Southwest Region (Choices for Care).

UWRC is grateful for the opportunity to work with so many deserving non-profits within the Rutland County region this year, and the organization appreciates the continued support from the non-profits that it serves.

Because of the extensive generosity within Rutland County, United Way of Rutland County can continue to help support enriching programs that better the lives of your neighbors in need. To learn more about these continued efforts, visit www.uwrutlandcounty.org, or follow us on social media @uwrutlandcounty. Be well, stay safe, and remember to live united!

About the United Way of Rutland County:

The United Way of Rutland County (UWRC) is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the common good, focusing on health, education and financial stability for Rutland County since 1943. UWRC collaborates with other community organizations, partner with businesses, teams with service delivery organizations and joins forces with dedicated leaders and volunteers to solve community needs that affect families and children, assuring a community-wide services infrastructure.

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