Monday, March 20, 2023

United Way of Dodge County allocates $70,000 to local nonprofits

United Way of Dodge County (UWDC) raised funds his fall to meet the increased nonprofit partner needs and the board recently approved $70,000 in grants. UWDC supports local nonprofits and programs for the most critical issues facing Dodge County in the areas of education, financial stability, health and basic needs.

UWDC strives to be a stable income source so nonprofit partners can focus on people and services. Of the 17 agencies, UWDC was able to grant seven nonprofits the full amount requested. Many agencies significantly increased their funding requests because they have seen a rise in demand for their services and fewer donation dollars. Nonprofit agencies report that mental health issues, substance abuse and domestic violence have all increased over the past few years and UWDC grants go directly to programs that help people struggling.

All approved grantees must adhere to the UWDC application guidelines and demonstrate how they help Dodge County community members. The UWDC board members go through a detailed evaluation to determine the amount to allocate to each nonprofit. They want to ensure donations go to helping the most vulnerable in Dodge County. The UWDC board believes that by elevating and aiding the most in need in our community, we can make every person’s life better in Dodge County.

United Way of Dodge County Nonprofit Partners:

Ability Building Community

The Arc Minnesota Southeast Region

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Minnesota

Catholic Charities Active Aging Program

Dodge County D.A.R.E.

Dodge County Food Shelf

Faith in Action

Family Service

Healthy Smiles

Infants Remembered In Silence

Ironwood Springs

National Alliance on Mental Health - Southeast Minnesota


SEMCAC Caregiver Program

SEMCAC Senior Nutrition

The Women’s Shelter & Support Center



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