The Interlakes Area United Way is investing close to 118-thousand dollars in local non-profit organizations this year. The money will help support 37 programs and organizations in the region which address and support mental and physical health, education and financial stability.
The Interlakes Area United Way coordinates financial and volunteer resources for non-profit agencies in Lake, Miner and Moody counties. Their goal is to strengthen and support communities and create opportunities for a great life by focusing on health and wellness, children and youth enrichment, education and development, basic needs and support, and senior outreach.
Grant funding was made possible by the generosity of individuals and businesses who donated to the United Way’s most recent campaign drive, which concluded in December of 2019, as well as various other fundraising efforts held throughout the past year.
To receive funding, organizations must apply and meet allocation guidelines. The United Way board reviews applications and considers them based on several factors, including community impact, program effectiveness and fiscal management, among others.
2020 recipients include: