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The grants align with United Way's mission to fight for health, education, financial stability and resilience

Six nonprofits that serve Crook and Jefferson counties, as well as the lands of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, have been collectively awarded $35,000 from United Way of Central Oregon (UWCO) in its second round of grantmaking since this summer.

In an effort to reduce barriers to accessing funding faced by nonprofit applicants serving communities beyond Deschutes County, this grant application was much shorter than UWCO's standard application, had fewer requirements, and came with a simpler process for the committee of volunteer reviewers to follow.

These grant recipients are: Redemption House Ministries ($5,000), Every Child Central Oregon ($10,000), Jefferson County Faith Based Network -- LINC Madras program ($5,000), The Children's Learning Center ($5,000), Treehouse Therapies Associates ($5,000), and Warm Springs Community Action Team ($5,000). Along with UWCO's first round of grantmaking this summer, which awarded $245,000 to 31 Central Oregon nonprofits, UWCO has collectively funded 36 local and regional nonprofits with $280,000.

UWCO's Executive Director said of these grants, "Naturally, the grants align with our mission to fight for health, education, financial stability and resilience. While many of the programs we fund provide services throughout the region, we want to also support agencies that are based in and serve communities beyond Bend-Redmond. We are grateful for local community volunteers who helped us get the word out that we had set aside money for this purpose and helped decide where the grants would make the most impact."


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