2016 Grant Awards

MINOT, ND – Souris Valley United Way announced 25 local area programs will receive funding from the 2016 campaign totaling $407,137.  Each program directly addresses the areas of Education, Financial Stability, and Health.
Grant recipients were recognized on Thursday, April 20, 2017.
Perry Olson, Board President stated, “I’m so thrilled SVUW has continued the great tradition of supporting so many great agencies in our region.  They make a difference each and every day by helping so many.  Our Community Building Committee members worked hard to make sure grant dollars will again make the most impact possible.”
“The message heard during the grant interviews was the increased demand for services due to the economic downturn.”  Patricia Smith, Executive Director went on to say, “It will be important to grow the 2017 Campaign.”  
Program applications were accepted in the following areas and awarded: 
Enter School Ready to Succeed $  52,266
Productive & Engaged Youth $  12,679
Healthy Behaviors $  39,455
Healthy Nutrition for All $129,000
Mental & Emotional Wellness $  38,359
Emergency Assistance $120,025
Promote Stable Living Environment $  15,353
Grand Total $407,137
Local Programs receiving funds:
American Red Cross
Annie’s House Adaptive Recreation Program
Backpack Buddies
Boy Scouts – Northern Lights Council
Catholic Charities ND – Guardianship Division
Catholic Charities ND – Pregnancy Services
Community Action Partnership – Food Pantries
Companions for Children
Dolly Parton Imagination Library
Domestic Violence Crisis Center – Children’s Advocate
Domestic Violence Crisis Center – Emergency Shelter
Domestic Violence Crisis Center – Community Relations Specialist
FirstLink – 2-1-1 Information and Crisis hotline
Girl Scouts – Dakota Horizons
Legal Service of North Dakota
Lutheran Social Services – Senior Companions
Lutheran Social Services – Violence Free
Minot Area Homeless Coalition
Minot Commission on Aging – Meals on Wheels
Minot Family YMCA – Youth Development
Northern Plains Child Advocacy Center
The Salvation Army
Village Family Service Center – Pregnancy Counseling
Village Family Service Center – Supervised Parenting
YWCA – Emergency Assistance
Visit www.svunitedway.com for a complete list of grant award recipients.
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