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United Way to Invest $2,340,000 to Fund 44 Programs that Improve the Lives of Local People
United Way Silicon Valley's volunteer Board of Directors approved the investment of $2,340,000 to fund 44 programs managed by United Way and local nonprofit agencies that address the organization's focus areas:
Building adult living skills
Developing children and youth
Supporting basic human needs
United Way is providing three-year grants, valued at $50,000 annually, to 36 programs run by local nonprofit agencies. The process to determine agency program funding began in February, when United Way released a request for proposals.
Throughout the five-month process, staff and nearly 100 volunteers from corporations and the community reviewed 84 grant applications before making their recommendations to the organization's volunteer Board of Directors last week.
"Thanks to donations to United Way's Community Action Fund, we can continue to invest in proven programs that help local people participate and flourish in their family, neighborhood and community."
Carole Leigh Hutton
President & CEO
United Way Programs
United Way continues to manage programs that support all people in the community, regardless of income level. The organization's Board also approved funding for 211 Santa Clara County and the Emergency Assistance Network.
- 211 Santa Clara County : Since its launch in 2007, United Way's free, confidential, multilingual lifeline has responded to over 145,000 calls and supported over 100,000 online database searches. Whether talking with a trained call specialist or getting information via its website, people have contacted 211 for food and housing assistance, legal aid, job training, daycare and much more.
- Emergency Assistance Network (EAN): For more than 30 years, United Way Silicon Valley's EAN has provided services to prevent homelessness and act as a safety net for people facing eviction, utility disconnection, and hunger. The network, consisting of seven partner agencies, and seven law enforcement agencies, works to stabilize individuals and families during times of trouble and help them return to self-sufficiency.
- Full List of United Way Silicon Valley Funded Programs (PDF)
- United Way Silicon Valley Funding Eligibility for Interested Agencies (PDF)
Strategic Grant Application
United Way Silicon Valley is not currently accepting applications for these funds, our next Strategic Grant funding cycle will begin in 2013.
- Community Impact Strategic Priorities 2013-2020 (PDF) (New: Added - January 31,2013)
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