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United Way community impact grants available for nonprofits

Brazos Valley charities can receive thousands in assistance
Posted at 8:40 AM, Jan 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-27 14:50:27-05

BRAZOS COUNTY, Texas — Nonprofits in the Brazos Valley can receive thousands in assistance, as the United Way of the Brazos Valley is taking applications for its biennial community impact grants.

"This past grant cycle that we received, we utilized it for counseling purposes, and we’ve been able to bolster our counseling services because of match money like this," said Lauren Spitznagle, director of the Sexual Assault Resource Center [SARC], an organization which has received thousands of dollars in grant money from United Way.

Applications for grants can be filled out online, and will be available now through February 10 for nonprofits located in the seven-county region. According to United Way vice president of community impact Peggi Goss, a team of application reviewers will evaluate each application for an organization’s potential scope and depth of effect on the community. Goss noted that United Way is ready to help both large nonprofit organizations and smaller charities consisting of just a handful of members.

"United Way of the Brazos Valley was based on the premise that we would fundraise within employer groups, and then we distribute that money back out to the community nonprofits," Goss said. "So we’ve been doing this since 1953.”

More than $300,000 will be granted every two years to over 20 organizations, according to a press release from the United Way of the Brazos Valley. To apply for a grant, visit uwbv.org/community-impact-grants.