$540,000 In United Way Grants Awarded To Inland Empire Nonprofit Organizations

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– Inland Empire United Way (IEUW) recently announced its Community Impact Partners for the 2013-14 program year, providing more than $500,000 in direct support to strong Inland Empire programs focused on the areas of Education, Health and Financial Stability.

A vital part of IEUW’s mission is partnering with other results-oriented nonprofits in the region that are equally dedicated to improving the lives and futures of low-income families and their children in our community. A volunteer review team – comprised of local donors and community representatives – conducted a diligent review and analysis of 73 grant proposals, and ultimately selected to fund 43 projects that they felt were the best investment of United Way’s dollars.

Among the 2013-14 Community Impact Partners is Bright Prospect, whose program empowers high potential, underprivileged students to gain admission, succeed and graduate from four-year colleges and universities by providing a comprehensive counseling and support system throughout their high school and college years. Bright Prospect’s Executive Director Stephanie Campbell shared, “We are so proud to partner with the Inland Empire United Way and are truly grateful for their support. Not only has the United Way been an invaluable resource, but they continue to connect us with other partners, helping us to strengthen our outreach and impact. With the help of this grant, Bright Prospect will grow our program at the 7 high schools we serve and work with 300 additional students, bringing our total to over 1,700!”

In addition to programs funded through the Community Impact Grant process, Inland Empire United Way raised an additional $1.18 million in the region that was distributed to a variety of nonprofit organizations through donor designations.

For more information on United Way’s efforts in the Inland Empire, visit www.IEUW.org.

IEUW’s 2013-14 Community Impact Partners are:

PROGRAM GRANTS – Boys & Girls Club of Fontana (Great Futures Start Here Program), Boys & Girls Club of Redlands (Be Great: GRADUATE Program), Bright Prospect (Bright Prospect Scholars Program), Building A Generation (BOOST Program), Chino Valley Unified School District (Experiences in Career, Education & Leadership Program), Court Appointed Special Advocates of San Bernardino County (Wait No More – A C.A.S.A. for Every Youth), for Fontana Unified School District/Fontana Adult School and ROP Center (Bridge to College & Careers Program), Foothill Family Shelter, Inc. (Stepping Stone Program), Fresh Start Ministries & Community Services, Inc. (Youth Mentoring Program), Gang Intervention Team (Health Care Training Program), Hope Through Housing (After School and Beyond Program), House of Ruth, Inc. (Self-Sufficiency Program), Inland Temporary Homes (Infinite Horizons Program), Inland Valley Hope Partners (Our House Family Shelter Program), Kids Come First Clinic (Choosing Health/Elegir Salud Program), The Learning Center at Fairplex (Career and Technical Education Center Program), Montclair Community Collaborative (Case Management & Health Promotion Multi-Benefit-Collaborative Program), Northtown Housing Development Corporation (After School Program), Ontario-Montclair School District (Promise Scholars Program), Pacific Lifeline (Women’s and Children’s Program), Project Sister Family Services (Adult & Child Counseling Programs for Survivors of Abuse or Sexual Violence), Reach Out (Grow Program), Samaritan Counseling Center (Outpatient Counseling Program), Uncommon Good (Connect to College Program), Western University of Health Sciences (InSight: Children’s Vision Care Program), YMCA of the East Valley (Healthy Eating & Physical Activity Program).

SAFETY NET GRANTS (BASIC NEEDS) – Calimesa SDA Church (Community Services Program), Camp Fire Inland Southern California (Hold On To Health After School Snack Program), Catholic Charities Los Angeles (Pomona Community Services Housing Assistance Program), David & Margaret Youth and Family Services (Emergency Intervention Funds Program), Family Service Association of Redlands (Housing Advocacy Program), GAP Food Bank (Food Assistance Program), Mercy House Living Centers (Ontario Center Program), Sowing Seeds for Life (SSFL Food Distribution Program), VNA Hospice & Palliative Care of Southern California (Charitable Care Program).

PALO VERDE VALLEY BASIC NEEDS GRANTS – Blythe Emergency Food Pantry, Harmony Food Kitchen

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP – Hope Reigns Foundation youth empowerment activities

To find out more about Inland Empire United Way’s Community Impact Partners and IEUW’s work in the community, please contact Lorraine Williams at LWilliams@ieuw.org.

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