The United Way of Central Florida Board of Directors has awarded $5,603,596 in grants that will help support 88 area education, income and health programs administered by 54 local nonprofit agencies in the coming year. The Board awarded grants totaling $100,000 to four new programs focused on financial stability for families with young children.
“These newly funded programs will assist families directly and will collaborate with existing partners to expand services in the community,” said Penny Borgia, UWCF’s chief operating officer.
After a nine-month study of community issues, volunteers issued a $100,000 request for proposal that generated 32 responses for programs working with low-income families. Four new programs were awarded this funding based on their ability to provide educational opportunities that will improve financial stability as measured by increases in income, establishment of emergency savings plans, improved job skills and/or improved credit score. Those programs are Enterprise Community Services, Exploration V Children’s Museum, Help of Fort Meade and Ounce of Prevention.
The Board in Highlands County approved $242,215 in grants for 2010. These grants will help support 24 area health and human services programs administered by 18 local nonprofit agencies in the coming year. An additional 8 non-profit agencies provide service in Highlands County but are funded through a Polk/Hardee allocation fund that includes overlapping service area into Highlands County.Click here to read more about 2010 United Way funding.
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