United Way of Rutland County (UWRC) is proud to announce that $135,874.00 worth of grant awards have been disbursed to 16 programs; representing 14 different area nonprofits within Rutland County! Community leaders across many sectors united to participate in this year’s grant cycle scoring process. Recommendations were given to the Board of Directors that aided 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 thriving life for every individual in need. All of the organizations that requested grant funds were asked to focus on one or more of the following UWRC Community Impact focuses: Health, Education, and Financial Stability.
Organizations and the programs that received grant awards for the 2022 grant cycle are as follows:
Boys & Girls Club (Increasing Impact), Come Alive Outside (Outdoor Passports for All Kids in Rutland County), Fair Haven Concerned (Utility Assistance Program; stabilizing Housing, Food Shelf Program; Fostering a Healthy Life, NewStory Center (Emergency Shelter Program), One to One through Rutland Community Programs (transportation), Reinbow Riding (Yes We Can), Rutland County Free Clinic (Adult Dental Care Education and Treatment; Community Health) 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, Vermont Catholic Charities (Emergency Aid Program), Vermont Farmers Food Center (The Farmacy Project: “Food as Medicine), 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 our neighbors in need. To learn more about these continued efforts, visit https://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.
Ashley Bride, Executive Director