Kim Scotland, Director of Community Relations & Marketing
United Way of Greater Plymouth County
934 West Chestnut Street
Brockton, MA 02301
508 583-6306 ext. 206
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 28, 2022
United Way of Greater Plymouth County to Offer January 12th Funding Informational Session
BROCKTON, MA- United Way of Greater Plymouth County will host an informational workshop for any nonprofit organization interested in applying for United Way funding for FY2024 (July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024). The workshop will take place on Thursday, January 12, 2023 from 9 A.M. to 10:30 A.M. on Zoom.
All interested agencies, including first time applicants, are required to attend the workshop to be eligible for funding consideration.
With a mission to “unite people, ideas and resources to improve lives and to build a stronger community”, United Way of Greater Plymouth County aims to direct resources to the most vulnerable, lowest income population in our community. Therefore, we support programs that promote the education of our youth, the physical health and healthy lifestyles of our most vulnerable neighbors, and the financial stability of our families under the broad and interrelated pillars of Health, Education, and Financial Stability.
For this round of funding, United Way of Greater Plymouth County will be funding efforts that positively impact the larger issue of poverty. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 7.2% of the population in Plymouth County are currently living below the poverty line. Initiatives requesting funding must pertain to the five LIVE UNITED Community Poverty-Focused Areas of Intervention areas as detailed below.
LIVE UNITED Community Poverty-Focused Areas of Intervention
• Feeding Our Families
• Housing & Homelessness
• Access to Affordable Health Services
• Support for Children & Youth
• Support for Job Training & Placement
We will be seeking innovative partnerships from our community’s compassionate, charitable organizations in order to have the greatest positive impact on the lives of the most vulnerable families and individuals.
Critical to our work in meeting these needs is the realization that for people in historically marginalized communities these challenges are greater and deeper in terms of their degree and complexity. This means that we must direct significantly greater attention and enhance our sensitivity to the issues of race, equity, and justice as we design our solutions to our communities’ problems.
Request for Proposal (RFP’s) packets will be available online following the workshop.
Please note, in case of inclement weather, a snow date has been scheduled for January 13th.
Anyone interested in attending the workshop should register to receive the Zoom link via www.uwgpc.org/funding.
Questions may be sent to Kim Scotland, Director of Community Relations & Marketing, United Way of Greater Plymouth County, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, please visit www.uwgpc.org/funding.
About United Way of Greater Plymouth County
Established in 1922, United Way of Greater Plymouth County’s mission is “We unite people, ideas and resources to improve lives and to build a stronger community.” United Way envisions a “a safe, healthy, diverse and welcoming community where everyone’s needs are met equitably, respectfully and compassionately” by focusing its resources on addressing the vital and interconnected needs of education, health and income. United Way serves the communities of southeastern Massachusetts, including the city of Brockton and the towns of Abington, Avon, Bridgewater, Carver, Duxbury, East Bridgewater, Easton, Halifax, Hanover, Hanson, Kingston, Lakeville, Marshfield, Middleboro, Pembroke, Plymouth, Plympton, Rockland, Stoughton, West Bridgewater, and Whitman.