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United Way of Greater Chattanooga Announces $4mil in Community Investments for Most Recent Funding Cycle

by | Community Resources, Impact, In The News, News, Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

7/30/21

Media Contact:

Connor Tarter

Director of Marketing & Communications

United Way of Greater Chattanooga

(972) 904- 9821

[email protected]

Chattanooga, TN., Friday, July 30, 2021 — United Way of Greater Chattanooga is today announcing $4 million in grants to area nonprofits through its most recent cycle of community investments. The funding is being awarded to 66 grant applications from 41 agencies across United Way of Greater Chattanooga’s funding footprint that includes Hamilton, Marion, Sequatchie, Walker, Dade, and Catoosa counties.

Unique to United Way’s grantmaking model, the grant selections were made by a team of community volunteers. The grant applications selected for funding are comprised of four different kinds of grants offered in this award cycle – Impact, Innovation, Capacity, and Traditional Grants. Awards support organizations doing impactful work to solve community problems across three focus areas of Education, Stability, and Health and Well-being.

This funding cycle marks the final round of a four-year transition process designed by the organization, its partners, and the community. The next grant cycle will be open to a wider range of organizations in the region and has been designed to be even more competitive, collaborative, and inclusive of the many additional area nonprofits working in United Way’s areas of focus. The next cycle will open for application in January of 2022. Organizations interested in learning more about the new funding opportunity are encouraged to sign up to stay informed through United Way’s capacity building arm Venture Forward at ventureforwardnow.org.

The agencies funded through this cycle are listed below:

  • AIM Center, Inc.
  • American Red Cross, Southeast Tennessee Region
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Chattanooga
  • Boehm Birth Defects Center, Inc.
  • Boy Scouts of America, Cherokee Area Council
  • Boys And Girls Clubs of Chattanooga
  • Catholic Charities of Chattanooga
  • Chambliss Center for Children
  • Chattanooga Area Food Bank
  • Chattanooga Goodwill Industries, Inc.
  • Chattanooga Room in The Inn, Inc.
  • Chattanooga Unite Veterans Resource Center
  • Clinica Medicos
  • Communities In Schools of Catoosa County
  • Council For Alcohol & Drug Abuse Services, Inc. (CADAS)
  • Epilepsy Foundation of Southeast Tennessee
  • Family Crisis Center of Walker, Dade, Catoosa, Chattooga Counties, Inc.
  • Family Promise of Greater Chattanooga
  • Four Points, Inc.
  • Girl Scouts of The Southern Appalachians
  • Girls Incorporated of Chattanooga
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Helen Ross McNabb Center
  • Hospice of Chattanooga
  • Imagination Library of Marion County
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga
  • Lafayette Empty Stocking Fund
  • Legal Aid of East Tennessee, Inc.
  • Little Miss Mag Early Learning Center
  • Marion County Community Ministries
  • Northside Neighborhood House
  • Orange Grove Center, Inc.
  • Partnership For Families, Children and Adults, Inc.
  • Ringgold United Methodist Church, Nourishing Children
  • The Salvation Army
  • Signal Centers, Inc.
  • Smiles, Inc.
  • Speech & Hearing Center
  • Tri-State Food Pantry, Inc.
  • Walker County 4-H
  • YMCA Of Metropolitan Chattanooga

About United Way of Greater Chattanooga: At United Way of Greater Chattanooga, we envision a community where all people achieve their full human potential through education, stability, and health & well-being. Our mission is to unite people and resources in building a stronger, healthier community. Together, we drive measurable, lasting impact for our community. None of us can do it alone. UNITED, we can. For more information, visit our website www.unitedwaycha.org.

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