United Way of Hunterdon County Announces Community Investment Portfolio
and Program Grant Awards 2016-2017
United Way of Hunterdon County will invest almost $800,000 into the Hunterdon community during its current fiscal year (Sept. 1, 2016 to Aug. 31,, 2017). The portfolio of programs supported by United Way is aligned with the community goal of improving the financial stability of 10,000 Hunterdon County residents by 2020.
United Way’s Community Resource Investment and Strategic Planning (CRISP) committee and Resource Investment panels strategically assess programs most aligned with the objectives within United Way’s three focus areas – Income, Health and Education. The final portfolio comprises 22 internal and external programs that will contribute to sustained community impact. A complete list of programs can be found on United Way’s website under the “Who We Help” tab.
“We are pleased with the final portfolio of programs for the upcoming year. The proposal review and evaluation process was challenging due to the fact that the number of beneficial community programs outweighs the amount of funding available to support them,” explained Diana Fredericks, Vice President for the CRISP committee. She added, “With limited funding and a clear focus on improving financial stability of Hunterdon residents, the CRISP committee is in the process of reviewing all of United Way’s community and projected investments to determine the most effective future path, which may significantly change its funding process for the 2017-18 funding cycle.
United Way of Hunterdon County’s CEO, Bonnie Duncan added “Being able to help ALICE, those who are Asset Limited, Income Constrained and Employed, is an ongoing priority for United Way of Hunterdon County. So many people still don’t realize it costs a family of four about $76,000 to barely make ends meet in this county. The programs fall within areas where ALICE is in the most need – programs that allow seniors and others to age in place and live independently, encourage workforce development, focus on financial education and income supports and provide awareness of and access to critical resources.”
About United Way
United Way of Hunterdon County has been caring for our community for three decades. The organization works to create opportunities to improve life in our community. Assisting 10,000 Hunterdon County residents attain financial stability by 2020 – 10x20 – is one way we LIVE UNITED. Join us.