Green Mountain United Way offers Community Grants for nonprofit organizations providing services in one or more of Caledonia, Essex, Orange, Orleans and Washington counties of Vermont. These services must be in line with United Way initiatives of Education, Income and/or Health. Please see grant requirements and application in link below.
Round 2 Awards
Green Mountain United Way recently completed Round 2 of its Community Grants cycle and is pleased to announce the following awards:
- Good Samaritan Haven – $2,500.00 – To provide basic health needs to clients in Emergency Shelter Program
- Northeast Kingdom Youth Services – $1,000.00 – To fund a Strategic Planning Consultant
- Northern Counties Health Care – $2,500.00 – For Personal Oral Health Patient Education
- Prevent Child Abuse Vermont – $2,500.00 – For the Nurturing Parenting Programs
Round 1 Awards
Green Mountain United Way recently concluded Round 1 of its Community Grants cycle and is pleased to announce the following awards:
- AWARE – $2,500.00 – Income Initiative AWARE’s Economic Empowerment Program increases the number of financially stable families by assisting victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence . 100 people in the greater Hardwick area are helped to achieve economic stability and self sufficiency.
- Wonder and Wisdom – $2,500.00 – Health Initiative Wonder and Wisdom comprises of three program areas: an after school program serving rural K-6 children; a full day summer camp for children; and the Seniors Program which provides social, cultural and recreational activities for seniors in Hardwick, Craftsbury, and Greensboro. 85% of the children served and 40% of the seniors qualify as low income. This grant will be used to support and expand the 2016 Seniors Program serving 115 people.
- Vermont Humanities Council – $2,432.00 – Education Initiative The Never Too Early Program is the Council’s Early Literacy Professional Development Program for childcare and other early education providers and an early literacy program for parents and guardians of children from birth to age 6. This program is in all 5 counties of the GMUW service area assisting 360 people.
- Family Center of Washington County – $2,500.00 – Education Initiative This is an intensive work training program for 18 difficult to employ Reach-Up clients. The goal is to move troubled parents toward successful employment.
- Pathways Vermont – $2,000.00 – Health Initiative
The state wide Support Line is a phone service that provides specialized mental health support to those over the age of 18 who would not otherwise receive these services. This program specifically serves 900 people in Washington County, 100 in Orange, 100 in Caledonia, 50 in Essex and 50 in Orleans.
Total of grants awarded: $20,432