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August 29, 2018
United Way of Larimer County is proud to announce its newest Innovation Grant recipient, the Loveland Housing Authority. The $20,000 grant will support the launch of the Loveland Housing Authority’s new initiative to increase financial stability and education outcomes for families making an average income of less than $10,000 per household. Using an evidence-based model for youth and parents, Orchard Place residents will soon have access to academic programming to help kids succeed in school and job training and education support to help parents provide for their families.
More than 300 kids live at Orchard Place, and the population is expected to double in the next five years. This Innovation Grant was awarded as a two-generation approach to decrease poverty and because of the significant increases in graduation rates for low-income children that have been seen in similar, place-based interventions.
“All parents want their children to be successful and have a fulfilling life," said Sam Betters, Executive Director of the Loveland Housing Authority. "This United Way grant will assist parents and their children in realizing that dream and helping to break that cycle of poverty.”
Larimer County nonprofits are welcome to apply for the United Way’s Innovation Grant all year long. We are committed to funding nonprofits who are striving to improve Larimer County youth and education, and family financial stability. Learn more about our Innovation Grant process.
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