Thursday , February 15, 2018 - 5:00 AM
OGDEN — United Way of Northern Utah has awarded $200,000 in grants to be distributed to 31 nonprofit agencies in Box Elder, Morgan and Weber counties as well as Oneida County in Idaho.
Money from the grants will fund programs that provide community services in the categories of basic needs, education and income, according to a news release from the agency.
“Our community partners work to increase opportunities for vulnerable populations, and we are pleased to be able to offer these grants to assist their efforts,” said Tim Jackson, president and CEO of United Way of Northern Utah.
“These agencies provide food and shelter for the needy, support families in becoming self-sufficient and provide educational opportunities so people can achieve their full potential, among many other invaluable services,” Jackson said in the news release.
Services supported include weekly meals provided by Acts Six Soup Kitchen in Brigham City; financial mentoring provided by Ogden’s Cottages of Hope and scholarships for low-income women by Soroptimist International of Ogden.
Some of the other agencies receiving funding include Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah, Boys & Girls Clubs of Weber-Davis, Catholic Community Services of Northern Utah, EnableUtah, Family Promise of Ogden, Lantern House, New Hope Crisis Center and Youth Impact.
Community services grants are made possible through support from corporations and individual donors, according to the news release. Available grant funding was increased through a sizeable donation provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Humanitarian Services, the release stated.
The programs selected for funding support United Way’s mission to “build a healthy, stable and well-educated community where individuals, families and neighborhoods thrive,” according to the news release.
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