Nearly 30 health and human organizations in Mesa County will receive funding from a United Way campaign that raised almost $870,000.
“Mesa County is ours. We work here. Our families play here. We want to make it the best community to live in and raise our kids in,” said Cathy Story, president of the United Way of Mesa County board of directors. “United Way believes many of our community’s issues are interconnected and require collaboration to improve. Thank you to our funded programs for working with us to help so many people.”
United Way grants will go to a total of 46 programs operated by 27 nonprofit organizations. Those organizations are: Child and Migrant Services, Colorado Discover Ability, Community Food Bank, Counseling and Education Center, Court Appointed Special Advocates, Doors 2 Success, Girl Scouts of Colorado in Mesa County, Grand Junction Imagination Library, Grand Valley Catholic Outreach, Hilltop Community Resources, HomewardBound of the Grand Valley, HopeWest, Housing Resources of Western Colorado, Karis, Kids Aid, Marillac Clinic, Mesa County Libraries Literacy Center, Mesa County Partners, Mesa County RSVP, Pro Bono Project of Mesa County, Riverside Education Center, St. Mary’s Senior Programs, Salvation Army, Strive, WestCAP, Western Colorado Suicide Prevention Foundation and Western Slope Center for Children,
United Way staff and volunteers work year-round to encourage donations, including contributions from companies, foundations, individuals, special events and workplace campaigns. Donations are distribution to local programs that increase self-reliance, build strong families and promote health.
Nonprofit organizations that received funding must meet United Way standards and demonstrate results. United Way volunteers go through a process of analyzing grant requests and visiting the nonprofits that submit them. Volunteers decide which programs receive funding. The United Way of Mesa County board of directors review the results and approve funding.