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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.
 

For 134 years, Mile High United Way has been proud to steward our community’s collective generosity, and to bring voice to those who need it most. We believe every person who calls Colorado home deserves the opportunity to thrive. We believe in data, authentic community engagement to drive our work, and the power of diverse and inclusive voices.
 
It is with the belief and vision for a Community United, that we are proud to announce a $7 million investment in our seven-county footprint. This significant investment in our selected partner organizations will allow us to leverage resources to ensure our most vulnerable community members are getting connected to the resources they need, including childcare, housing, and basic needs.
 
Over the past year, we received over 100,000 contacts to the Mile High United Way 211 Help Center, hearing directly from our community the immense need for critical resources including those mentioned above.
 
“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.”
 
This investment 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.
 
As we continue to live our values to serve our community, it remains incredibly important that we rally our network of donors, volunteers, community leaders and partners so we can leverage our resources with a goal of addressing immediate and long-term needs in our community.
 
“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.”
 
Together, we are creating a more vibrant and equitable community that offers the opportunity for everyone to succeed, no matter their zip code. Thank you for believing so strongly in our work.
 
See the full list of funded partners, here
See the press release, here
 
Best regards,
 
Christine Benero
President and CEO
Mile High United Way