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United Way to Donate $5.4 Million to Central Mass Community This Year

Thursday, June 25, 2015

 

United Way of Central Massachusetts has announced the results of their most recent grant cycle. 35 agencies representing 49 programs were awarded nearly $2.8 million to continue their work serving the greater Worcester community.

More than $1.9 million was invested into programs that focus on education, health and family stability.

SEE SLIDES BELOW: Complete List of Progam Grants from United Way

United Way of Central Massachusetts President and CEO, Timothy Garvin, says of the grants, “I am so proud that the United Way continues to make strategic investments into programs at agencies doing great work. These programs reach out, build lives, and make our community better. Thank you to the 11,000 donors that make this possible.”

In total, United Way will invest more than $5.4 million in the community this year, through these and other programs. 

James B. Leary, United Way of Central Massachusetts Board Chair and Vice Chancellor for Community and Government Relations at University of Massachusetts Medical School, echoed these thoughts, saying, “Investment in high impact programs is one of the most important ways the United Way of Central Massachusetts fulfills its mission to ‘connect people and resources to improve the community.’  Many thanks to the thousands of donors without whom such investment in our community would not be possible and to the organizations whose programs truly transform lives.”

Collectively, United Way funded programs in Central Massachusetts that affected the lives of more than 66,000 people. United Way also invests in the local community through projects such as Mass 2-1-1, a free information and referral service, which received more than 5,000 calls last year; the AFL/CIO ramp program that built 20 ramps for handicapped persons in the community last year; Earned Income Tax Credit Coalition (EITC), which processed nearly 1,800 tax returns for free for Worcester’s low- and moderate-income families; Women’s Initiative’s Dollar $cholar program, which taught nearly 300 adolescent girls the value of financial literacy for economic self-sufficiency; summer literacy programming at summer camps, which help 85% of students enrolled prevent the typical summer learning loss; and United Way’s Volunteer Center programs, which engage nearly 1,700 volunteers in a variety of projects each year.

Joseph Freitas, Chair of the Community Impact Committee and Vice President – Finance at The Hanover Insurance Group, commented on the process and outcome of this year’s decisions: “One of the greatest responsibilities of the United Way organization is ensuring that the significant donations from our supporters drive the greatest impact in our community.  The members of the Community Impact Committee and the Board take this responsibility very seriously.  I am overwhelmed every year with the level of commitment and professionalism of the United Way staff, our volunteers and our partner agencies.   With that in mind, I would like to send a heartfelt thank you to everyone involved in this year’s process, especially our dedicated volunteers who put in countless hours to make this another successful year.”

 

Related Slideshow: United Way of Central MA Program Grants

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African Community Education Program

Program: ACE After School

Grant Award: $35,000

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American Red Cross of Central MA

Program: Disaster Services and Preparedness

Grant Award: $100,000

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Ascentria Care Alliance

Programs: Services For New Americans Education & Employment, Services for New Americans Case Management

Grant Awards: $35,000, $35,000

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central MA

Program: Making a BIG Difference in Worcester

Grant Award: $90,000

Photo Credit: Big Brothers Big Sisters of America website

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Boys and Girls Club of Worcester

Program: Prevention/Intervention

Grant Award: $10,500

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Catholic Charities

Program: Emergency Services

Grant Award: $41,000

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Central Massachusetts Housing Alliance

Programs: Housing Counseling and Homelessness Prevention, P.O.W.E.R.

Grant Awards: $100,000 and $50,000

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Children's Friend, Inc.

Program: Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program At The Ellsworth Center

Grant Award: $20,000

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Community Healthlink, Inc.

Programs: Medical and Emergency Respite, Support for Success: School Based Mental Health Services, and Together For Kids

Grant Awards: $47,000, $73,000, and $80,000

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Community Legal Aid, Inc.

Program: Legal Advocacy Project

Grant Award: $82,500

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Dismas House of Massachusetts

Program: Dismas House

Grant Award: $43,000

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Elder Services of Worcester Area

Programs: Money ManagementNutrition

Grant Awards: $9,000, $43,000

Photo Credit: Elder Services of Worcester Area website

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Elm Park Center

Program: Elm Park Children's Program

Grant Award: $16,730

Photo Credit: Elm Park Center website

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Family Health Center of Worcester, Inc.

Program: Positive Directions!

Grant Award: $70,000

Photo Credit: Family Health Center of Worcester website

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Family Services of Central Massachusetts

Program: Summer Literacy Initiative

Grant Award: $60,000

Photo Credit: A4GPA flickr

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Friendly House, Inc.

Program: Social Service 

Grant Award: $56,000

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Girls Incorporated of Worcester

Program: Comprehensive K-12 Enrichment and Academic Enhancement for Abby Kelly

Grant Award: $46,000

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Guild of St. Agnes

Program: Infant-Toddler Early Education & Care

Grant Award: $30,000

Photo Credit: Guild of St. Agnes website

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Latino Education Institute WSF

Programs: Club E, Innovative Services for Latino Students (ISLA)

Grant Awards: $39,000, $31,000

Photo Credit: LEI Facebook Page

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MA Education and Career Opportunities

Programs: Collegiate Success Institute - CSI Worcester, Teen Parent Program

Grant Awards: $40,000, $42,000

Photo Credit: Massachusetts Education & Career Opportunities website

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Nativity School of Worcester

Program: Graduate Support Program

Grant Award: $30,000

Photo Credit: Nativity School of Worcester Facebook 

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Pernet Family Health Service, Inc.

Program: Emergency Infant Supply Program

Grant Award: $34,500

Photo Credit: Pernet Family Health Service Facebook

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Rainbow Child Development Center

Programs: Rainbow's Preschool, Rainbow's School Age Program

Grant Awards: $34,300, $14,700

Photo Credit: Rainbow Child Development Center website

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Regional Environmental Council, Inc

Program: Food Justice Program

Grant Award: $56,000

Photo Credit: 

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South Middlesex Opportunity Council

Program: Greater Worcester Housing Connection

Grant Award: $100,000

Photo Credit: SMOC Facebook

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Straight Ahead Ministries, Inc.

Program: Worcester Youth Re-entry Program

Grant Award: $40,000

Photo Credit: Straight Ahead Ministries Facebook

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The Bridge of Central Massachusetts

Programs: Safe Homes, Supported Employment & Education

Grant Awards: $45,000, $32,000

Photo Credit: The Bridge of Central Massachusetts website 

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The CASA Project, Inc.

Program: CASA/GAL Child Court Advocacy

Grant Award: $54,000

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UMass Memorial HealthCare, Inc.

Program: HOPE Coalition Mental Health Model

Grant Award: $85,000

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Webster Square Day Care Center, Inc.

Program: Preschool Child Care

Grant Award: $33,000

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Worcester Community Action Council, Inc.

Program: Project Excel

Grant Award: $40,000

Photo Credit: WCAC Facebook

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Worcester Food & Active Living Policy Co

Program: 5210 Worcester

Grant Award: $51,250

Photo Credit: Worcester Food & Active Living Policy Co. Facebook

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Worcester Roots Project

Program: Co-Operative Youth Leadership

Grant Award: $14,000

Photo Credit: Worcester Roots Project Facebook

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Youth Opportunities Upheld, Inc.

Programs: Dynamy Youth AcademyYouthConnect Worcester

Grant Awards: $40,000, $550,000

Photo Credit: Youth Opportunities Upheld website

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YWCA of Central Massachusetts

Programs: Daybreak Emergency Shelter, Girls Choice Middle/High School, Transitional Housing, Worcester Early Education and Care, and Young Parents

Grant Awards: $35,000, $20,000, $67,000, $54,000, and $45,000

Photo Credit: YWCA of Central MA Facebook

 
 

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