June 16, 2020
Recipient organizations provide access to quality early childcare, literacy supports and out-of- school time programming, and emergency and basic needs services in under-resourced communities.
For immediate release – Denver, Colorado (June 16, 2020) – Mile High United Way has granted $4.5 million to 105 nonprofit organizations to assist residents living in under-resourced neighborhoods across the metro area. This round of grant funding is part of Mile High United Way’s ongoing Strategic Investment Grants which supports community organizations serving some of Colorado’s most vulnerable communities and residents. These grants are in addition to the $1 million of rapid response funding released late last month.
Mile High United Way’s Strategic Investment Grants support organizations across the seven-county Denver-Boulder Metro area whose missions align with Mile High United Way’s Community Impact Goals. To see the full list of grantees, click here.
Grantees are determined through a rigorous selection process that includes a panel of subject-matter experts, donors, business and community leaders, and Mile High United Way Trustees. As a result of the real-time information related to community needs gathered by Mile High United Way’s 2-1-1 Help Center, this latest investment of funding, has a continued focus on under-resourced communities and on supporting our youngest Coloradans and their parents.
“We have always worked to address the most critical issues facing our community and will continue to invest in areas that create opportunities for families and individuals to succeed,” said Christine Benero, President and CEO of Mile High United Way. “Given the current environment, we are grateful for the work done by our volunteer review committee to make such impactful decisions.”
The selection committee chose this year’s grantees for their high-performing, innovative programmatic work in under-resourced communities in the areas of high-quality early care and education, parent/caregiver training and support, early learning and literacy, out-of-school time, and workforce development within the early childhood education field. Access to emergency and basic needs supports were also considered as priority areas for this year’s grant recipients.
“Through partnership with other nonprofits, we can more efficiently and effectively find solutions that allow us to serve more individuals and families. Our collective vision is to create a more vibrant and resilient Colorado that offers the opportunity for everyone to succeed, no matter their zip code,” added Benero.
About Mile High United Way
Working side-by-side with the community, Mile High United Way addresses critical human services issues facing the seven-county Metro Denver, Boulder, Broomfield communities through a united neighborhood based approach.
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