United Way of Northern California distributes grant allocations to non-profit agencies. This year we are awarding a total of $121,000 to 22 North State community agencies for distribution in calendar year 2017.
In the past United Way awarded grants to about 50 area non-profits, from a similar-sized total funding pool. The UWNC Board of Directors voted earlier this year to give fewer – and therefore somewhat larger – grants to partner agencies that closely align the grants with United Way’s goals and mission.
Each agency chosen has undergone an application process that validates the great work they do for our local community and many of the organizations funded are aligned with goals laid out in the Prosperity Initiative, a collective impact project led by United Way the past two years.
Grant awards range from $5,000 to $7,500 and were awarded to:
Alternatives to Violence, Red Bluff
Anderson-Cottonwood Christian Assistance, Anderson
California Heritage Youth Build Academy, Redding
Empire Recovery Center, for work in Siskiyou County
Exodus Farms Ministry, Anderson
From the Ground Up Farms, Inc., Chico
Girls Inc. of the Northern Sacramento Valley, Redding
Glenn County 4-H, Orland
Help Central Inc. (2-1-1 Butte), Chico
Hope City, Siskiyou and Lassen Counties
Human Response Network, Weaverville
One Safe Place, Redding
Providence International Enterprises, Redding
Shasta County Arts Council, Redding
Shasta County Chemical People Inc., Redding
Shasta County Child Abuse Prevention Coordinating Council, Anderson
ShiningCare Inc., Redding
Stonewall Alliance of Chico
Tehama Community Action Agency, Red Bluff
Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding
Youth Program Supporters, for work in Shasta, Tehama and Trinity counties
Youth Violence Prevention Council of Shasta County, Redding
UWNC’s annual fundraising campaign hits its peak each Fall and overall supports the agency’s work in the social sector, spotlighting in particular the funded agencies. Click HERE to learn more about workplace giving.