$1.75 MILLION GRANTED TO AREA NONPROFITS
United Way of the National Capital Area (United Way NCA) is pleased to announce that it is awarding over $1.75 million to more than 160 of its member nonprofit organizations located throughout the Washington region. The funds were raised through designations to the regional Community Impact Funds in United Way NCA’s annual workplace giving campaign involving employees from over 1,000 corporations, educational institutions and municipalities in the region. Each of the grants directly addresses United Way NCA’s focus areas of education, health and financial stability.
“This is a great way to start off the year,” said Bill Hanbury, President and CEO, United Way NCA. “These funds will have a direct and positive impact in each of the eight regions we serve. And, during these tough economic times, we are thrilled that the money raised for this fund is on par with the previous year. It demonstrates the commitment of the residents of the Washington region to their local communities and the role United Way can play, while working together, to direct the support where it’s most needed.”
All donors to United Way of the National Capital Area have the option of directing their pledge to the Community Impact Fund in one of United Way NCA’s eight regions including Alexandria, Arlington, District of Columbia, Fairfax/Falls Church, Loudoun, Montgomery, Prince George’s and Prince William counties. These funds help United Way solve critical challenges facing its communities that no one person, nonprofit, or company can address alone. In total, United Way NCA raises more than $30 million each year to address the needs of the community and in the past five years has raised and dispersed more than $142 million across the Washington Region
Each year, United Way NCA solicits funding proposals from its member nonprofit organizations for specific programs and work in these communities. Funding decisions are made by a volunteer, citizen-led task forces that work together with area nonprofits, governments, and business leaders to determine where there are gaps in services and where the funds will do the most good. This year more than 149 volunteers participated along with United Way NCA Regional Council representatives in the funding decision process.
Click here to see the list of our grant awardees.