MESA COUNTY, Colo. 29 local nonprofit organizations are receiving funds from United Way of Mesa County, who have been collecting the money for the donations over the past year.
United Way collected nearly $885,000 for donations this year, and that money will go to help fund local health and human organizations in our community.
The donations are provided by United Way campaigns, pledged funds, and individual donations. A volunteer panel from the community inspects the grants, makes visits to each and every nonprofit who applied for the funding, and then decides who qualifies for the money and how much they will receive.
United way of Mesa County says this is their favorite time of the entire year.
"We love to help the people of Mesa County,” said Honora Swanson Bober with United Way. “All of our money stays local so it’s great to see almost a million dollars reach the people in our community who need it most."
In order to be considered for the funding, organizations must be non-profit, provide health and human services, and work to increase self-reliance, promote health and help to build strong families.
There were 29 organizations in the county who received the funding, and within those organizations, the money is helping to improve 47 programs here on the Western Slope.
A few of the organizations the money went to include the Community Food Bank under the headline of increasing self-reliance, STRiVE under the headline of building strong families and HopeWest under promoting health.
If you would like a complete list of all organizations who received funding visit the link to the right.