Inland Empire United Way is proud to announce $500,000 in grants to strong nonprofit programs for the coming year. Aligned with their priority of investing in the lives and futures of low-income individuals and families, 37 local projects have been identified in the areas of Education, Health and Financial Stability.
A vital part of Inland Empire United Way's mission is partnering with other results-oriented nonprofits in the region that are equally dedicated to improving the lives and futures of low-income children and families in our community. Each year, a volunteer review team – comprised of local donors and community representatives – gathers to evaluate performance reports and applications from local organizations that are interested in receiving funding from United Way's Community Impact Fund. The fund is comprised of generous donations from thousands of individual donors throughout the region. This year, a renewal process was held to give those programs that were funded last year to extend their United Way grant for one additional year. Each program serves a vital need in the Inland Empire, including homeless shelters, food pantries, after-school programs, medical care and a variety of other services to assist those in need in our community.
In addition to $500,000 in grants that will be allocated in the coming year, Inland Empire United Way also helps to raise over $1 million that is directly designated to nonprofit causes its donors – in addition to several in-house programs operated collaboratively with local schools and nonprofits.
For Mercy House, an organization helping homeless individuals get back on their feet, United Way helps to fund their Mercy House Center in Ontario. Dollars are used to provide emergency housing vouchers, food and transportation to supplement the organization's case management and housing programs designed to help clients re-establish self-sufficiency. After sharing a recent story of a homeless teen who ended up at Mercy House after her first night on the street who they were able to place in a transitional housing program, a representative shared, "Thanks to the support of the Inland Empire United Way, stories like these are possible."
Gregory Bradbard, President & CEO for Inland Empire United Way, said, "It is our pleasure to provide support to so many powerful and effective programs here in our community. Truly, the resulting impact to local children and families is only possible because of our many dedicated donors who value coming together to invest in those in need."
To view a complete list of programs receiving funding, visit: www.ieuw.org/community-impact-partners. For help or for additional information on Inland Empire United Way, dial 2-1-1 or visit www.ieuw.org.
IEUW's 2012-13 Community Impact Partners are:
PROGRAM GRANTS (OUTCOMES-BASED) – Boys & Girls Club of Fontana (Great Futures Program), Boys & Girls Club of Pomona Valley (Project Learn Program), Boys & Girls Club of Redlands (Be Great: GRADUATE Program), Boys Republic (Life Skills & Parenting Education Program), Bright Prospect (Bright Scholars Program), Building A Generation (KEYS Project), Catholic Charities Los Angeles (Pomona Community Services Housing Assistance Program), Chino Valley Unified School District (Experiences in Career, Education & Leadership Program), Court Appointed Special Advocates of San Bernardino County (Volunteer Advocates Program), Foothill Family Shelter, Inc. (Stepping Stone Program), Hope Through Housing (After School and Beyond Program), House of Ruth, Inc. (Transitional Living Program), Inland Temporary Homes (Infinite Horizons Program), Inland Valley Hope Partners (Our House Family Shelter Program), Kids Come First Clinic (Choosing Health/Elegir Salud Program), Montclair Community Collaborative (Case Management Program), Pacific Lifeline (Women's and Children's Program), Mustard Seed Tutorial Center (Remedial Tutoring Program), Ontario-Montclair School District (Promise Scholars Program), Project Sister Family Services (Youth Counseling Program), City of Rancho Cucamonga (Bringing Health Home Program), Reach Out West End (Reach Out Mentoring Program), Samaritan Counseling Center (Outpatient Counseling Program), Trinity Youth Services (Account-Ability Behavior Support Program), Uncommon Good (Connect to College Program), Western University of Health Sciences (InSight: Children's Vision Care Program), YMCA of the East Valley (Childcare Physical Education Program).