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
Infants Remembered In Silence
National Alliance on Mental Health - Southeast Minnesota
SEMCAC Caregiver Program
SEMCAC Senior Nutrition
The Women’s Shelter & Support Center