UWPC Announces Grant to Address Friday Youth Programming

United Way of Pueblo County Announces Available Grant to Address Friday Youth Programming for the 2018-2019 School Year

Pueblo, CO — The United Way of Pueblo County Board of Trustees has approved a special grant to address the emerging programming need for school-aged youth on Fridays as Pueblo City Schools moves to a 4-day school week for the 2018-2019 school year.

“United Way of Pueblo County is committed to the youth of our community, and has been for 95 years.  As such, we feel that it is critical to do our part to help provide a network of support on Friday for those kids that need it,” stated Andrea Aragon/President/CEO.  “We see this grant as an opportunity to help fill a potential gap for students and their parents.  Whether it is a basic need such as access to food or educational programming, we’d like to help be a part of the solution.”

The grant must focus on programs that address this pressing, unmet human service need in Pueblo County, and will be awarded to the 501©3 organization(s) that can demonstrate significant, measurable impact on the community as well as demonstrate strategic partnerships to address this need.  Individuals in need of assistance may not apply directly for funds; rather, services will be provided through Pueblo County nonprofit organizations.  Collaborations are highly encouraged.

The grant application and detailed requirements can be found at www.pueblounitedway.org/grants. Deadline for submission is Wednesday, May 30th at 12pm, noon. 

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Contributions to United Way touch many critical issues right here in our community.  Each year, more than 225 organizations support United Way and the Pueblo community.  United Way’s annual community giving campaign has raised more than $46,000,000 since the non-profit’s organization in 1923. Contributions to United Way touch many critical issues right here in our community.  Contributions to United Way touch many critical issues right here in our community.  In 2017, over 175,000 units of service were provided to people in Pueblo County from United Way funded programs.   Organizations receiving funding from United Way in 2017/2018 include: Adams State University Foundation, Advocates Against Domestic Violence, Agape Fellowship Church of God, Arkansas Valley Resource Center, Boy Scouts- Rocky Mountain Council, Boys and Girls Clubs of Pueblo County, Care and Share Food Bank, CASA of Pueblo, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Pueblo, Center for Disabilities, Center for Restorative Programs, Colorado Farm to Table, East Side Child Care Center, Ecumenical Church of Pueblo West, EPIC Pueblo – Executives Partnering to Invest in Children, Friendly Harbor Drop-In Center, Health Solutions, Hospice de Valle, Inspiration Field, La Puente Homes, Mental Health Colorado, Noah’s Ark Animal Welfare Association, Posada, Pueblo Child Advocacy Center, Pueblo City Schools, Pueblo Community Health Center, Pueblo Cooperative Care Center, Pueblo Rescue Mission, Pueblo School District 70, Pueblo Soup Kitchen, Pueblo StepUp, Sangre de Cristo Volunteers for Community, Salvation Army Pueblo Corps, SRDA, Southern Colorado Repertory Theatre, Southeastern Colorado American Red Cross, Southside Children’s Center, Tu Casa, United Way’s Middle School Mentoring Program, the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program and YWCA.  In addition, United Way of Pueblo County also funds over 65 other nonprofit organizations through special grants and the donor designation process.

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