Community Investments

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Each year, United Way of Idaho Falls and Bonneville County collects donations to the Community Fund. All donations to the Community Fund stay local in the seven-county region we serve.

Nonprofit organizations are encouraged to apply for United Way grant funding. Through a rigorous application process with the Community Solution Panels and Board of Directors, aimed to ensure goal alignment with United Way’s pillars of Health, Education and Financial Stability, United Way awards grants to support specific programs at local nonprofits.

United Way’s volunteer Community Solution Panel members develop objectives and strategies to address defined visions and target issues, make funding recommendations to the United Way Board of Directors, and monitor progress toward identified objectives. These dedicated members represent the community at large to help shape, inform, and guide the community impact in the areas of Education, Health, and Financial Stability.

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2019 United Way Grant Funding Recipients:

      HEALTH                                           EDUCATION                         FINANCIAL STABILITY

SANE/Forensic Exams & Support Staff                                                  GED Program                                                                 Project HVAC, Electrical & Plumbing
DVSAC, $54,000                                                                                          Haven Shelter, EICAP, $19,000                                        Habitat for Humanity, $11,500

Smoke Detectors & Disaster Services                                                   Drop-In Center Staff                                                       End of Life & Bereavement Care
Red Cross, $20,000                                                                                     CLUB Inc., $15,000                                                           Hospice of Eastern Idaho

Program Staff                                                                                              Education Materials                                                        Homemaker & Chore Program
Community Food Basket & Soup Kitchen, $45,000                                       D.A.R.E., $5,000                                                                EICAP, $9,000

Health, Wellness & Nutrition                                                                      Volunteer Coordinator                                                    Guardianship & Family Unification
Head Start/Early Head Start, EICAP, $10,000                                              Center for Hope, $45,000                                                  Idaho Legal Aid, $15,000

Meals on Wheels & Congregate Meals                                                    Early Head Start Scholarships                                       Senior Tutor Stipend
Idaho Falls, South Fremont & Madison Senior Centers, $49,500                 EICAP, $10,000                                                                  Foster Grandparents of SE Idaho

Food Bank                                                                                                     Program Staff                                                                   Prescription Drug Assistance
Family Crisis Center, $18,000                                                                       Girl Scouts, $9,500                                                             Salvation Army, $5,000

Food Pantry                                                                                                  Vocational Scholarships                                                   Rent & Utility Assistance
Salvation Army, $12,200                                                                                Development Workshop, Inc., $24,800                               Salvation Army, $35,000

Case Manager Forums                                                                                Early Education Initiative                                                Bank-On Initiative
United Way of Idaho Falls, $6,000                                                                 United Way of Idaho Falls, $5,000                                    United Way of Idaho Falls, $6,000