In the true spirit of the saying “It takes a village,” the United Way of Martin County has awarded 44 Community Impact Grants totaling $959,910 for the upcoming year. These funds will support 32 local agencies tasked with implementing various programs aimed at enhancing education, health, and financial stability for residents of Martin County. The grants were presented during the Big Reveal – United Way’s Community Impact Grant Award Celebration – sponsored by Capstone IT and STS Aviation Group.
The range of programs supported by these grants is diverse, encompassing child literacy initiatives, addiction recovery, mental health services, free meal programs, senior services and more. This year, three new agency programs will receive grant funding:
• Guardians for New Futures, Inc.’s Child Abuse Services
• Junior Achievement of the Palm Beach and Treasure Coast’s Preparing for the World of Work high school program
• The Inner Truth Project’s Survivor Health Impact Pathways Services (SHIP) program
United Way has focused on finding synergy and shared opportunities to create a community where everyone has equal access and opportunities for success. Over 45 community volunteers participated in a rigorous evaluation process to make funding decisions and ensure the distribution of grants aligned with United Way's goals.
“What makes United Way of Martin County different is our ability to make a meaningful impact in our community,” said Carol G. Houwaart-Diez, President & CEO of United Way of Martin County. “The generous support we receive enables us to address pressing needs, uplift vulnerable populations, and create lasting change through the effective programming provided by our partners. Every dollar invested in United Way Martin County is an investment in the well-being and success of our neighbors.”
In addition to these grants, an extra $769,621 has been allocated to support other local non-profit program services through direct designations and funding for the United Way's internal programs, including the United Way Holiday Project, Ride United, AmeriCorps Senior Volunteers and the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA). The overall investment of United Way’s funds is $1,729,531.
The United Way of Martin County commends all grant recipients for their outstanding commitment to making a difference in the lives of residents in need. These grants serve as a testament to the unwavering dedication and collaborative efforts of United Way’s annual campaign and the support from volunteers, sponsors, partnered agencies, corporate partners and community members alike.
For a complete list of funded programs, please visit www.unitedwaymartin.org/FundedPrograms. To get involved and make a difference in Martin County through donations of time, money or advocacy, please visit www.unitedwaymartin.org.
About United Way of Martin County
United Way of Martin County’s mission is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community. Since 1972, the United Way has been working to create long-term social change and provide support to Martin County residents by investing in programs that strive to: enhance healthy living, improve education, and support financial stability.