PG County Nonprofits Awarded $220,000 in United Way NCA Grants
United Way of the National Capital Area (United Way NCA) announced that it is awarding 52 grants totaling $219,653 to 46 member organizations based in the County. The funds came through designations to the Prince George’s County Community Impact Fund in United Way NCA’s annual workplace giving campaign. Each of the grants directly addresses United Way NCA’s focus areas of education, health and financial stability.
One of the grant recipients is Prince George’s Child Resource Center, which provides mental health services for families including the most at-risk moms with children ages 0-5 who are working hard to overcome extremely difficult circumstances to give their children the best lives they can. “We regularly see the effects of domestic violence, drug abuse, fractured families and poverty,” said Deputy Director Jennifer Hoffman. “Even as these young women begin to acquire the tools they need to move forward and thrive, we often see depression take hold. It is imperative that we provide mental health services to struggling families.”
Each year, United Way NCA solicits funding proposals from its member nonprofit organizations for specific programs and work in these communities. This year, Prince George’s County member organizations submitted 81 proposals totaling $1,466,823. Funding decisions are made by a volunteer, citizen-led task force that works 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.
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See the complete list of grant recipients.