In November 2016, a request for proposal was published for nonprofit agencies in the United Way of Northern Utah (UWNU) service area. Grant applications were reviewed and scored by UWNU board members who represent diverse communities throughout Northern Utah. In January 2017, UWNU awarded $200,000 in grants to be distributed to 25 nonprofit agencies in Box Elder, Morgan, Oneida, and Weber counties. Money from the grants will fund programs that provide community services in the categories of basic needs, education, and income.
“These grants have an immediate, tangible effect on the community,” said Tim Jackson, Chief Operating Officer of UWNU. “We put funds raised through local campaigns into programs that provide essentials like food and shelter, help children succeed in school, and help families achieve a stable income.”
Community Services Grants are made possible through generous support from corporations and individual donors. In addition, available grant funding was increased through a sizeable donation provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Humanitarian Services. The programs selected for funding support UWNU’s mission of helping to “build a healthy, stable, and well-educated community where individuals, families, and neighborhoods thrive.”
Some of the services that will be supported include the Housing Case Management and Diversion Program run by the Homeless Veterans Fellowship; the Teen After School Program run by the Brigham City Fine Arts Council; and vocational training for individuals with disabilities provided by EnableUtah.
2017 Grant Recipients:
- A Center for Grieving Children
- Adele C. Young Intermediate School
- Box Elder Community Pantry
- Box Elder County 4-H
- Box Elder Family Support Center
- Boys & Girls Club of Weber and Davis Counties
- Brigham City Fine Arts Council
- Catholic Community Services of Northern Utah
- Cottages of Hope, EnableUtah
- Family Counseling Services of Northern Utah
- Homeless Veterans Fellowship
- Lantern House
- New Hope Crisis Center
- Ogden-Weber Tech College Foundation
- Oneida Crisis Center
- People Helping People
- Prevent Child Abuse Utah
- Share, Inc.
- Soroptimist International of Ogden
- The Pregnancy Care Center of Brigham City
- Weber Human Services Foundation
- Weber School Foundation
- Your Community ConnectionFamily Crisis Center
- Youth Impact, Inc.
UWNU provides support to Northern Utah communities in a variety of ways. “We help agencies identify and apply for grants through the Zada Haws Grant Center,” said Taylor Knuth, Community Services Coordinator for UWNU. “We raise funds through workplace campaigns which result in approximately $600,000 each year being designated directly to local charities, in addition to the competitive Community Services Grant process.” Among other things UWNU also serves as the 2-1-1 Information and Referral Hub for Northern Utah; provides funding and coordinates volunteer tutoring for 1,343 children in 31 elementary schools; and serves as the lead agency for the Ogden United Promise Neighborhood initiative.