United Way of Rutland County (UWRC) is proud to announce that $150,000.00 worth of grant awards have been disbursed to 24 programs, representing 23 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 2023 grant cycle are as follows:
Rutland County Free Clinic (Community Based Health Care), VT Catholic Charities (Emergency Aid Program), Vermont Farm and Food Center (Farmacy & Educational Food Series), Community Care Network (One-to-One), Housing Trust of Rutland County (Resident Services Program), ARC Rutland Area Inc. (Vital Community Enrichment Program), RSVP and The Volunteer Center through Rutland Community Programs (RSVP Bone Builders), Boys & Girls Club of Rutland County (Boys & Girls Club of Rutland County Scholarship Program), Come Alive Outside (Passport Program), NewStory Center (Emergency Shelter Program), Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging (Nutrition for Older Adults through Meals on Wheels), The Mentor Connector (Transitional Living Program), Turning Point Center of Rutland (Supportive Outreach for Caring Adults), The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center (Stone Bench Project, Carving Studio ‘Mini’), Prevent Child Abuse Vermont (Strengthening Families in Substance Use Recovery), Reinbow Riding Center (YES WE CAN!), Rutland Community Cupboard (Food Shelf), Companions in Wholeness (Companions in Wholeness Program), Rutland County Parent Child Center (Expanded Child care Hours for Working Families), BROC (Culturally Inclusive Food Shelf), Social Tinkering (Gather Together/Proud Together), Slate Valley Unified School District (Snack Sack).
Additional grant funds have been allocated for a partnership between UWRC, Turning Point, Women’s Dismas House, and VT Cares for the Substance Misuse Programs in Rutland County.
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 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, partners 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.