2017 Community Investments Announced by Board and Volunteers
Granite United Way’s annual campaign mobilizes more than 20,000 donors and corporate supporters to raise more than $8.7 million across the state of New Hampshire and Windsor County, Vermont. This year’s campaign will benefit more than 750 nonprofit agencies and programs providing services to more than 400,000 individuals. Volunteers are mobilized from each local region in its footprint to review and vet proposals and make funding decisions based upon strict criteria that ensures investments are held to the highest standards and are producing the greatest, most cost-efficient impact. In addition to the volunteer-led grant investment process and donor designation program, initiatives like Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), the 2-1-1NH information & referral line and FamilyWize, a prescription drug discount program deliver a combined total of nearly $14 million in support to residents across New Hampshire.
Local volunteers from each of Granite United Way’s regional Community Review Teams dedicated the last few months to evaluating program proposals and determining their investment recommendations for each of its local regions.
Together, the volunteer Board of Directors and local Community Impact Committees, announced that the 2016 campaign will deliver more than $14 Million in support during 2017.
“Each year I am impressed with the dedication shown by our local volunteers who lead the grant funding decisions. This year they were presented with a tremendous number of quality applicants, and they contributed hundreds of hours to the decision process,” said Patrick Tufts, President and CEO of Granite United Way. “As the needs of the community continue to evolve, our volunteers are responding to those needs.”
“We recognize that no one organization can address all of the needs in our community, and that together we are able to provide more support than ever before,” said Tufts. “As we continue to collaborate and evolve in our community work, we are seeing more and more groups working in tandem to produce positive results.”
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