In July, UWNCM distributed $602,663 in grants to 31 local agencies through our Community Impact Fund for 2021-22.

Grant selection was based on a comprehensive community needs assessment as well as an evaluation process in which 30 volunteers from throughout the community made virtual agency visits.

Grants will support a wide variety of programs at 31 agencies, ranging from toddler & preschool care to financial literacy and hunger relief. Recipients include five new agencies that have not previously received Community Impact funding: Clear Path for Veterans New England, Ginny’s Helping Hands, Growing Places Garden Project, NewVue Communities, and the Wendell P. Clark YMCA.

Through these partnerships, UWNCM seeks to impact nearly 45,000 individuals based on agency projections, including 27,297 families in the area of Supplemental Basic Needs; 16,747 children and youth in the area of Education & Youth Development; and 652 families in the area of Economic Opportunity/Financial Literacy. UWNCM and recipient agencies look forward to working together to make these numbers a reality.