2020-2021 Annual Report

United, We Strengthen Our Community. 

2020-2021 marks the first fiscal year of Justin as board chair and Deirdre as CEO and to say we’ve been busy is an understatement! With a more than 50% increase in funding going directly into the community this year over last, our team of donors, staff, board, community organizations, and volunteers have been instrumental in supporting the diverse array of needs brought forth by our community’s ever-shifting challenges this year. We are honored and grateful to work alongside you all and hope this snapshot of our collective work illustrates the impact we’re making as a Larimer United.

Justin G. Davis                                   Deirdre Sullivan

Board Chair                                         President & CEO

THANK YOU

We are grateful for our supporters that strengthen our community through annual memberships in our giving programs. 

Board of Directors

United Way of Larimer County was governed by the following community leaders in 2019 and 2020. We thank them for volunteering their time and using their creativity, expertise, and enthusiasm to help solve community problems.

Learn more about the passion and the drive that our wonderful United Way Board Members have by clicking here.

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS

Justin G. Davis, Board Chair – Founder/CEO & Managing Director, Impact Financial Strategies

Kelly McBartlett, Chair-Elect – Real Estate Broker/Partner, The Group Inc. Real Estate

Anne Folk, Secretary  Vice President of Human Resources, Nutrien Ag Solutions

Rob Wagner, Treasurer – Senior Director, Cardiovascular and Critical Care Service Lines, UCHealth

Denise McFann, Community Impact Committee Chair  Partner, Summit Hard Cider & Perry Co.

BOARD MEMBERS

Yolanda Bevill – Vice President of Communications, Colorado State University
Kevin Cory – President, Human Capital Solutions, LLC
Joni Friedman – Outside Consultant, Skillful | Markle Foundation
María Gabriel, Ph.D. – Director of Language, Culture & Equity, Thompson School District

Tina Harkness, Esq., SPHR – Director, Northern Regional Office, Employers Council
Linda Hoffmann – County Manager, Larimer County, Colorado 

Jeffrey Jackson – DRU Center Manager, Enterprise Holdings
Paul Mueller – Managing Director, Mueller Pye & Associates CPA, LLC.
Laura Jo Washle – Broker Associate/Partner, The Group Inc. Real Estate
Lise Youngblade  Dean, College of Health and Human Sciences – Colorado State University Human Development & Family Studies

Financial Snapshot pie charts

United Way of Larimer County carries over revenue balances from fiscal year to fiscal year due to the timing and distribution of donor-restricted funds. While donations may be received in one fiscal year for disaster recovery, WomenGive child care scholarships, or Colorado Child Care Tax Credits, the distribution of the funds may not happen until the next fiscal year. Please see our 990 for more financial information.

Thanks to United Way of Larimer County’s Cornerstone partners and other corporate support, over 90% of every dollar goes directly to programs making an impact in our community – a significantly higher amount than 75%, which is the industry standard.

Awards & Grants

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Youth & Education

Community Impact Grants - Youth Programs
Nonprofit Excellence Grants
Literacy Support
Child Care Support - WomenGive
Child Care Support - CCCTC
Child Care Support - CARES

$51,550
$10,000
$236,161
$358,463
$280,000
$282,000

Emerging Priorities

COVID-19 Response Grants
Fire Recovery
Rent Assistance
Vaccine Equity
Racial Equity Grants
Capacity Building

$152,028
$22,722
$184,000
$82,276
$73,500
$75,000

Financial Stability

Nonprofit Excellence Grants
Community Impact Grants - Basic Needs
WomenGive - Emergency Support

$6,000
$239,750
$15,901

Youth & Education

Youth & Education in Larimer County

As we address the needs of today to reduce tomorrow's, these contributions reflect our commitment to our community and a Larimer United.

Youth & Education Data

Investing in youth is not only the right thing to do, but it is also the best way to ensure a strong economy and community, which is why United Way of Larimer County approaches child care youth development with a holistic approach to address the needs of today to reduce the needs of tomorrow.

  • Murphy Center
  • Homeward Alliance
  • VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Loveland
  • Catholic Charities, Larimer County
  • Alternatives to Violence
  • Family Housing Network
  • Neighbor to Neighbor
  • Food Bank for Larimer County
  • Live the Victory, Inc./The Matthews House
  • Volunteers of America, Colorado Branch
  • Project Self-Sufficiency
  • Larimer County Economic & Workforce Development
  • GreenPath
  • House of Neighborly Services

Financial Stability

United Way of Larimer County increased community support to those impacted
by the global pandemic and the inequities illuminated by its impact.

words saying, $500,000 support financial stability

$270k+ in rental assistance to keep families housed

$58k+ to advance economic stability for families through financial education and case management

$100k+ for early childhood navigators who increase resiliency in parenting skills through resource navigation

$60k+ to increase food access and food stability, making it easier for families to cover other expenses

From July 2020 - June 2021, the following nonprofit agencies received funding to support
essential needs and to help working families thrive by providing pathways to economic stability:

  • Murphy Center
  • Homeward Alliance
  • VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Loveland
  • Catholic Charities, Larimer County
  • Alternatives to Violence
  • Family Housing Network
  • Neighbor to Neighbor
  • Food Bank for Larimer County
  • Live the Victory, Inc./The Matthews House
  • Volunteers of America, Colorado Branch
  • Project Self-Sufficiency
  • Larimer County Economic & Workforce Development
  • GreenPath
  • House of Neighborly Services
women give a program of united way of larimer county logo

WomenGive provides financial support through child care scholarships to single mothers pursuing postsecondary education. Scholarships cover the cost of direct care services per child during the time the student is enrolled in classes and paid directly to the child care provider. WomenGive enables scholarship recipients to focus on their studies, knowing their children are receiving high-quality care in a safe environment.

degrees earned

Scholarship Recipients

children served

Emerging Needs

Emerging priorities

Prioritized the highest risk and most impacted communities with rapid responses to emerging needs.

$400,000

Invested

four individuals wearing a face mask

Racial Equity

$70,000+ distributed to advance racial equity and leadership development in communities of color

Eviction Prevention

Eviction prevention for 1,500+ households across Larimer County

 

Vaccine Equity

Inclusive vaccine access and distribution serving 1,000+

Cameron Peak Wildfire

Fire Response

Volunteer coordination and resource distribution during wildfires

Nonprofit Excellence

UNITED WAY OF LARIMER COUNTY BELIEVES NONPROFITS PROVIDE VITAL SERVICES THAT STRENGTHEN OUR COMMUNITY.  THROUGH UNITED WAY OF LARIMER COUNTY, OUR LOCAL NONPROFIT COMMUNITY BENEFITS FROM PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, SHARED SERVICES, OUTCOME EVALUATION, AND MORE.

 

Nonprofit Excellence Series

We support nonprofits’ efforts to increase efficiencies and effectiveness, through capacity-building grants, as well as offer free trainings through generous corporate support from Comcast.

Community Engagement

 

  • Volunteer Engagement During Make a Difference Day 2020
  • Virtual Fundraising Events: Strategies for Success in Larimer County

Advancing Racial Equity Training Series

 

  • What's the Deal with Inclusivity?
  • Building a Business Case for Diversity
  • Understanding and Navigating Cancel Culture

Capacity Building

 

  • 2021 Grant Process Overview & Updates
  • Shared Services 101: Create Capacity and Build Community
  • Five Essential Tools for Grant Writing Success

Nonprofit participant survey results:

100%

OF ATTENDEES BELIEVED THE INFORMATION IN THE TRAINING WOULD BE USEFUL FOR THEIR WORK IN THE NONPROFIT COMMUNITY

93%

Indicated they knew more about the subject matter than they did before

99%

Said they were likely to participate in future nonprofit excellence events

Nonprofits are vital to creating and maintaining a vibrant, resilient community. In order to operate successfully, nonprofits need professional back-office services, but for many organizations, budget and staff capacity effects efficiencies.

The Shared Services program delivers high-quality, professional back-office services to nonprofit organizations at below-market rates. This provides an opportunity to place operational tasks in the hands of a trusted professional, allowing nonprofits to focus on making an impact in our community.

Nonprofit Participants

PARTICIPANTS INCLUDED:

 Human Resource Services:

  1. Respite Care, Inc.
  2. Thompson Valley Preschool
  3. Teaching Tree Early Childhood Learning Center
  4. Meals on Wheels of Loveland and Berthoud
  5. A Little Help
  6. United Way of Larimer County
  7. Family Housing Network of Fort Collins

Graphic Design Services:

  1. Voices Carry Child Advocacy Center
  2. Crossroads Safehouse
“The HR Services provided by United Way of Larimer County’s Shared Services program were so valuable to our organization, especially going through a pandemic and keeping up with all the laws, COVID-19 regulations, and changes every day. I could not have done it without the HR guidance and support!"
Anne Lance

Executive Director, Teaching Tree Early Childhood Learning Center

NONPROFIT EXCELLENCE GRANTS

These grants typically support technical assistance and capacity building for individual nonprofits, including advanced staff training, technology upgrades, and strategic planning consultation.  Grant awards range from $500 - $2,500.

Agencies funded

Colorado Youth Outdoors logo
house of neighborly service logo
Colorado youth for a change logo
The Family Center La Familia logo
early childhood council of larimer county logo

This year, UWLC dedicated 30% of Nonprofit Excellence Grant funding to purchase mental health/employee assistance services for the early childhood workforce who has remained on the front lines caring for children during the pandemic.

Community Engagement

UNITED WAY OF LARIMER COUNTY BELIEVES STRONG COMMUNITIES ARE CHARACTERIZED BY A HIGH LEVEL OF CIVIC PARTICIPATION. OUR PROGRAMS AND PARTNERSHIPS FOCUS ON INCREASING VOLUNTEERISM, COLLABORATION ACROSS SECTORS, CREATING A PIPELINE OF CIVIC LEADERS AND BUSINESS ENGAGEMENT WITH THE COMMUNITY.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT IN LARIMER COUNTY

NoCoVolunteers.org logo volunter resource center of larimer county

1390

Volunteers

$118,845

value of volunteer time
invested in our community

volunteer cleaning up leaves wearing a white face mask that says Larimer United
“It was a very rewarding experience helping out an older adult in our community. I am always looking for ways to include my young boys in volunteering, and this was a great way to do so. The homeowner was extremely appreciative, and it only took a few hours of our time to make a difference at her home.”
- Volunteer during Make a Difference Day 2020

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2020 Larimer County Fire Response

Over 400,000 acres were burned by the Larimer County Fires in Cameron Peak, East Troublesome, and Thompson Zone. United Way of Larimer County collaborated with disaster response organizations to mobilize volunteers to help with fire response. Together, we will build resiliency in our community.

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Fort Collins, CO 80521
970.407.7000
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