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Mile High United Way announces $7 million investment in seven-county service area

The 134-year-old organization has selected over 100 organizations who are meeting our community’s most pressing needs in the areas of childcare, housing and basic needs
Denver, CO — Mile High United Way announced they will be investing $7 million in 111 organizations spanning across the Metro Denver, Boulder and Broomfield communities. Organizations were selected after a rigorous community process, including review panels hosted by Trustees, community stakeholders, volunteers, and staff.
This investment comes after an extremely trying year for our community, with many individuals and families struggling with having their most pressing basic needs met, including housing, childcare, and food assistance. This last year alone, Mile High United Way received over 100,000 contacts from community members seeking help from the 211 Help Center.
“With this significant investment, Mile High United Way continues to be a leader in our community – rallying around our most vulnerable populations to ensure their most basic needs are met,” said Catherine Hance, Partner, Davis Graham and Stubbs and the Mile High United Way Board Chair. “However, the need far outweighs the number of resources available. It is critical that we rally our community and leverage our partners to ensure we can continue to meet the most pressing needs facing children, families and individuals.”
“These investments, which Mile High United Way is making directly into our community, will go a long way in providing support to residents across the region who need it now more than ever,” said Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock. “This will significantly help support the nonprofit community, have a meaningful impact on people’s lives, and work to propel our recovery forward.”
“This investment quite literally allows us to ensure children have a safe place to live, families have food on the table, parents are connected to childcare resources so they can return to the workforce, and our families’ most basic needs are met,” said Christine Benero, President and CEO of Mile High United Way. “We are proud of the 111 selected organizations who will be joining us.”
Mile High United Way has a deep history of investing and leveraging community partners to meet an urgent need in our community.
View the full list of funded partners, here.



About Mile High United Way
Mile High United Way, the first United Way in the world, unites people, ideas, and resource to advance the common good with the vision of a community united to create opportunities for all. Working side-by-side with the community, Mile High United Way takes on critical human services issues facing our seven-county footprint including the Metro Denver, Boulder and Broomfield communities. Our united approach changes the odds for the children, families, and individuals in our community, so that we all succeed.
About Mile High United Way Funding
As part of Mile High United Way’s deep-rooted history in our community, we have invested in nonprofit partners who align with our mission, vision, and values to leverage resources and serve our community in the most efficient way possible. With unrestricted donor investments and funding, we can identify strategic and immediate needs that allow us to invest in our partner organizations; because no one organization can do this alone. With the support of donors, grants and corporate partners, including our Community United Partner, Xcel Energy, who invest in our work through unrestricted dollars – we are able to carry out the review process to ensure the most high-performing and data-driven organizations are chosen for funding.

Media Contact:
Shelby Morse
Senior Director, Media Relations
Mile High United Way

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