United Way of Pueblo County Provides and Administers More Than $878,700 in Funding

United Way of Pueblo County Provides and Administers More Than $878,700 in Funding to Local Non-Profits and Programs

The United Way Board of Trustees recently approved over $878,700 in funding to the community, which supports over 50 health and human service programs and helps provide more than 184,000 units of service to those in need.

Funded Areas/Programs and Amounts Include:

$500,676 in Member Agency Allocations, United Way of Pueblo County Programs, and Funds to be Used to Address Community Need Gaps (2017-2018)

American Red Cross

  • Disaster Services, Volunteer Recruitment and Training, and Service to the Armed Services

Boy Scouts, Rocky Mountain Council

  • Learning for Life and Scoutreach Programs

Boys and Girls Clubs of Pueblo

  • Sprague, East Side and Avondale Centers

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pueblo

  • Home Stability Program

East Side Child Care Center

  • Quality Day Care on a Sliding Fee Scale

Pueblo Child Advocacy Center

  • Child Abuse Prevention (examinations, investigations and support)

Pueblo Cooperative Care Center

  • Food Sack Program, Medical Prescriptions, Transportation and Hygiene

Pueblo Community Health Center

  • EKG Machine with Spirometer

Salvation Army Pueblo Corps and Community Center

  • Pathways of Hope – Utility Assistance

Southside Children’s Center

  • Quality Day Care on a Sliding Fee Scale


  • Helping Elders Live Program (HELP) (personal care/homemakers and yard maintenance)              

United Way Middle School Mentoring Program

  • Mentoring for Middle School Students in Partner with Pueblo City Schools and Pueblo District 70 schools

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA)

  • Free Federal and State Income Tax E-filing for Qualifying Households


  • Family Crisis Shelter, Teresa’s Place, Domestic Violence Co-location, Safe Dates Program and Youth Violence Prevention


$123,862 in Non-Member Agency Designations (2017-2018), Paid Direct (2017-2018) and Colorado Combined Campaign Agency Designations (2016-2017)

$3,500 in Special Funding (2016-2017)

Community Christmas Meal

Pueblo Poverty Foundation

Salvation Army Pueblo Corps and Community Center

  • Christmas Toys for Children – Angel Tree Program
  • Utility Assistance


$27,000 in Mental Health Grants (2017-2018)

Metro Volunteers

  • ProBono Counseling and Referral Program


$35,000 in Community Impact Grants (2017-2018)

Care & Share

  • Send Hunger Packing – Weekend Backpacks of Food for Students in Need

Pueblo Rescue Mission

  • Beds, Bedding, and Dining Seating for Refurbished Shelter

Sangre de Cristo Hospice & Palliative Care

  • Joni Fair Hospice Home Room


$11,700 in El Pomar Community Problem Solving Grants (2017-2018)

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pueblo

  • Rent Assistance


  • Emergency Shelter for families with children

Pueblo Cooperative Care Center

  • Homeless Sacks and Diabetes Vouchers


  • Homeless Assistance Program- Transportation, Medical and Documentation Costs


United Way of Pueblo County also administered $110,000 in assistance through the Pueblo Water and City of Pueblo Cares Program aiding individuals with their water bill, more than $800 through the IBEW/NECA Electrical Repair Program during 2016/2017, and $66,656 through the federal Emergency Food & Shelter Program for the 2017/2018 funding year.

The annual United Way community giving campaign has raised more than $46,000,000 for this community since United Way began operations in 1923. Each year, United Way strives to set and reach goals designed to impact the incredible growing needs in the community.

For more information on United Way of Pueblo County call 719-225-8580 or visit www.pueblounitedway.org to find out how you can make a difference through running a campaign at your business, giving or volunteering.


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