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United Way approves $300k in grants to 19 Rutland County nonprofits

United Way of Rutland County (UWRC) announced Monday, July 6, that $300,000 worth of grant awards have been disbursed to 19 different area nonprofits within Rutland County.

A trusted group of community leaders helped in the overall decision making process for disbursing these funds, making sure that community donations (which actually fund these grants requests) only heighten the capabilities of organizations working toward promoting a better life for individuals in need. All of the organizations requesting grant funds this year were asked to focus on one or more of the following community impact focuses: health, education, and financial stability.

Organizations that received grant awards include: Rutland Free Clinic, ARC of Rutland, VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region (Choices for Care Program), Come Alive Outside, Turning Point Center of Rutland, Vermont Farmers Food Center, Wonderfeet Kids’ Museum, Mentor Connector, Prevent Child Abuse Vermont, Rutland County Restorative Justice Center, Reinbow Riding Center, BROC Community Action of the Southwest Region (Meals on Wheels Program), Vermont Catholic Charities, Dismas House of Rutland, Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging, and Slate Valley Unified School District (SnackSack Program), Fair Haven Concerned, The Compassionate Friends of Rutland, and The Carving Studio & Sculpture Center.

“Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging (SVCOA) is incredibly grateful for the generous grant award provided by the United Way of Rutland County for our Meals on Wheels program,” said Courtney Anderson, nutrition director with SVCOA. “This support is vital to SVCOA being able to provide over 100,000 home-delivered meals to thousands of homebound older Vermonters throughout Rutland County in the coming year, ensuring their health and wellness.”

Another grantee, Tracie Hauck, executive director of Turning Point Center of Rutland said: “We are grateful for the continued support of the United Way. Their funding ensures that we are able to continue and, in many cases, extend our work in Rutland County. Specifically, recent funding will support an in-house supervisory position, further strengthening our core functions.”

Because of the extensive generosity within Rutland County, United Way of Rutland County continues to help support enriching programs that better the lives of your neighbors in need.

For more information visit uwrutlandcounty.org, or call (802) 773-7477.

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