2014 Campaign Grant Awards

Souris Valley United Way Awards over $466,989 to Local Area Programs 
Souris Valley United Way announced 27 local area programs will receive grants totaling $466,989.
Each grant directly addresses the areas of Education, Financial Stability, and Health.
Grant recipients were recognized on Thursday, May 7, 2015.
Kevin Harmon, Board president stated, “SVUW ensures your donation will make an impact.  Together we can enhance the quality of life for all by building a stronger, healthier, and more caring community, enhancing the quality of life for all.”
“The 2014 Campaign was a record year with a 21% increase over last year.  Because of the community’s generous contributions, SVUW increased the grant allocations by 21.85%.”  Patricia Smith, Executive Director went on to say, “With these additional funds, SVUW was able to assist 5 new applicants that provide youth mentors, senior health care, and refuge services. 
Program applications were accepted in the following areas and awarded: 
Enter School Ready to Succeed $  30,000
Productive & Engaged Youth $  44,945
Healthy Behaviors $   37,369
Healthy Nutrition for All $ 107,915
Mental & Emotional Wellness $  42,050
Emergency Assistance $ 170,000
Community Impact Projects $  25,000
Other $    9,710
Local Programs receiving funds:
American Red Cross
Annie’s House Adaptive Recreation Program
Boy Scouts - Northern Lights
Catholic Charities ND - Guardianship Division
Catholic Charities ND - Pregnancy Services
Community Action Partnership 
Companions for Children
Dolly Parton Imagination Library
Domestic Violence Crisis Center - Children's Advocate
Domestic Violence Crisis Center - Emergency Shelter Staff
First Link 2-1-1 Program – Information and Crisis hotline
Girl Scouts - Dakota Horizons
Lutheran Social Services - Gamblers Program
Lutheran Social Services - Senior Companions
Minot Area Homeless Coalition
Minot Area Men’s Winter Refuge
Minot Commission on Aging –  Senior Health Services
Minot Commission on Aging – Meals on Wheels
Minot Literacy Volunteers 
Northern Plains Child Advocacy Center
The Salvation Army
The Welcome Table - Backpack Buddies
Village Family Service Center - Pregnancy Counseling
Village Family Service Center - Supervised Parenting
YMCA - School Readiness & Success
YMCA - Youth Leadership
YWCA - Emergency Assistance
Souris Valley United Way is committed to supporting our community by helping individuals and families achieve their potential through education, income stability, and healthy lives.
A complete list of grant award recipients can be found at  www.svunitedway.com  or call 701.839.2994.
We mobilize people, organizations and resources in an impactful effort to advance Education, Financial Stability and Health while addressing basic human needs.
For more information visit www.svunitedway.com call 701.839.2994.
News Release
To be Released on May 07, 2015
For more information contact:
Patricia Smith, Executive Director Souris Valley United Way
701.839.2994   svuw@srt.com