SVUW Announces Grant Awards


Souris Valley United Way announced 20 local area programs will receive funding from the 2017 campaign totaling $302,564. Each program directly addresses the areas of Education, Financial Stability, and Health.
Grant recipients were recognized on Wednesday, May 3rd.
Monica Peterson, Board President stated, “I am pleased that SVUW has continued the tradition of supporting the many wonderful agencies in our region.  They make a difference each and every day by helping so many people.  Our Community Building Committee ensures that grant dollars will make a great impact on the communities we serve.”
“The message heard during the grant interviews was the increased demand for services due to the economic downturn.”  Rich Berg, Executive Director went on to say, “It will be important for us to share that message within our area during the upcoming campaign!”
Program applications were accepted in the following areas and awarded: 
Enter School Ready to Succeed $ 56,950
Productive & Engaged Youth $ 10,000
Healthy Behaviors $ 22,083
Healthy Nutrition for All $ 109,040
Mental & Emotional Wellness $ 33,000
Emergency Assistance $ 23,991
Promote Stable Living Environment $ 47,500
Grand Total $ 302,564
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
Community Action Partnership – Food Pantries
Companions for Children
Dolly Parton Imagination Library
Domestic Violence Crisis Center – Emergency Shelter
Domestic Violence Crisis Center – Community Relations Specialist
FirstLink – 2-1-1 Information and Crisis Services
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 – Autism Swims
Northern Plains Child Advocacy Center
The Salvation Army
Village Family Service Center – Supervised Parenting
YWCA – Emergency Assistance
Visit for a complete list of grant award recipients.
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