Women United awards $76,250 to seven Siouxland programs
SIOUX CITY (KTIV) - On Wednesday United Way of Siouxland’s Women United announced $76,250 is being awarded to seven programs benefiting Siouxland youth in 2022.
Women United is a group of dynamic women working together by investing their time, resources, and talent to better the lives of Siouxlanders. Through donations, fundraising and grants the members of Women United are committed to funding sustainable programs with positive results in Siouxland. This year the organization will provide two separate grants to Siouxland organizations.
“Women United is a membership group, each member makes a donation, and in exchange for that donation, they get a vote. we send something out to the community, about 400 people throughout the community, and invite them to write grants, we review the grants, and then we vote on the grants, and the top vote-getters receive those grants,” said Di Gray, Chair of Women United.
Program grant recipients receive a portion of the Women United funding as one-time grants for specific needs the organizations need to be funded. The Brighter Futures Grant Recipients receive funding for core programming and are eligible to reapply for two additional years. Camp High Hopes was one of the Program Grant Recipients this year.
“So we received $2,499, and this is going to go towards several different pieces of equipment that we really need at Camp High Hopes. So it is going to help us improve our archery equipment, some of our adaptive equipment, our arrows, the screen that goes behind the targets to catch the arrows, and also the lifeguarding equipment, we have been around for more than 10 years now so we need to start updating some of that equipment,” said Sarah Morgan, Executive Director at Camp High Hopes.
Other program grant recipients include STARS, Siouxland Mental Health Center, The Pier Center for Autism, and Haven House. The Brighter Futures Grant recipients were Boys and Girls Club of Siouxland, Girls, INC., and The Crittenton Center.
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