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July 28, 2016
United Way Announces Investments in the Community
Community Impact Work Focused on Helping Children and Families Succeed
[Fort Collins, Colo.]- United Way of Larimer County today announced its total community investment of more than $5.7 million to support nonprofit programs and organizations.
United Way is providing more than $5.1 million to nonprofit programs and organizations in Larimer County. Of those funds, $4.8 million support programs and organizations in Larimer County specifically related to United Way’s community impact agenda of helping local children and families succeed in school, work and life.
“United Way of Larimer County has mobilized the tools, the people, and the partners who are working collaboratively right now to attack the root causes of generational poverty,” said Paul Mueller, Board Chair for United Way of Larimer County. “This is big work with the potential to transform and strengthen our community. We thank our donors for providing the resources to underwrite this work, and welcome the entire community to join us as we create a brighter future for the children, families, and everyone in Larimer County.”
A total of more than $2.4 million goes directly to United Way’s Community Impact Partners as they work together in a new era of collective problem-solving to create long-term, systemic change that impacts the entire Larimer County community.
Currently, United Way has 70 Community Impact Partners, including nonprofits, school districts, local and county government, and foundations, who are channeling and sharing resources, eliminating duplicative programs and trainings, and bringing good work to scale. This not only helps to not only more people, but helps children and families more effectively.
“United Way is our daily reminder of how much more we can do together than we could ever do apart,” said David Rout, Executive Director of Homeless Gear. “It’s the glue that holds us together - the puzzle-master who steps back, sees the big picture and helps us arrange the pieces.”
United Way’s community investments include several types of funding and initiatives. The $4.8 million investment in nonprofit programs and organizations related to United Way’s community impact agenda includes funding that creates long-term solutions for issues related to poverty in Larimer County, including:
“Coming off a challenging campaign year, we’re thrilled with the progress that we are making with our partners,” said Gordan Thibedeau, President and CEO of United Way of Larimer County. “We continue to do exciting work in this community, and we are starting to see the results. Our collaborative approach is focused on creating results that work better for everyone, including donors, nonprofits, and especially kids and families in need.”
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