Thanks to our generous Tocqueville Society members, UWNCM is on track to distribute nearly $1 million in grants to local non-profits in recent months.

With your support, we made $555,357 in grants from our Community Impact Fund to 40 non-profit programs in July. The fund gives grants annually to programs that address the region’s most critical needs in the areas of health, education and financial stability.

This round of grants supports a wide variety of programs that provide services including housing, food and nutrition, early literacy resources and youth engagement. Several non-profits, including North Star Family Services, Inc. of Leominster, have received grants for multiple years, enabling them to build long-term partnerships with UWNCM.

“The annual financial support that North Star receives from the United Way directly supports the traumatized, homeless families who have exhausted all of their resources and are desperate. These families are in crisis and we are the safety net that take them in. We humbly thank the United Way for their continued support,” says Jon Hogue, Executive Director of North Star Family Services, Inc.

Your dedication also helped UWNCM raise more than $300,000 from our Stand United COVID-19 Response Fund. Launched in March, the fund helps local agencies provide for basic and on-going needs of community members affected by COVID-19, including food, housing and utilities. Grants are being deployed through September 2020 in response to evolving needs.

“We are so grateful to our Tocqueville Society members for giving generously so that UWNCM can support so many inspiring organizations, as the need for these critical services has never been greater,” says UWNCM President Kory Eng. “We look forward to continuing to work together to strengthen our community during this unprecedented time.”