Our board members recently approved $62,500 in grants to local nonprofits and programs working to help people improve the community. United Way of Dodge County supports programs for the most critical issues facing Dodge County in the areas of education, financial stability, health, and basic needs.
We allocate over 90 percent of donations received, with the other going to basic operating needs such as accounting, insurance, and fundraising.
Ensuring that United Way of Dodge County is here to help bolster nonprofits, support neighbors in need, and lead the charge on giving back to the community is so important. We strive to be a stable income source for local programs so the nonprofits can focus on people and services. Of the 18 agencies, United Way of Dodge County was able to grant four 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. As the community continues to battle with the aftermath of the pandemic, many nonprofits have really taken a hit. Mental health issues, substance abuse, and domestic violence have all increased over the past couple of years and UWDC grants go directly to programs that help people struggling.
All approved grantees must adhere to the United Way of Dodge County application guidelines and demonstrate how they help Dodge County community members. Our board members go through a detailed evaluation to determine the amount to allocate to each agency. “Keeping It Local” is not just a tagline for us. We want to ensure that donations go to helping the most vulnerable in Dodge County. The United Way of Dodge County 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 2022 Local Nonprofit Partners
We remain so grateful to our community, corporate partners, and individuals who have supported United Way of Dodge County in various ways over the last year. It is because of local support that United Way of Dodge County can continue to help uninsured kids receive dental care, provide free mental health peer groups, contribute to mentorship programs, stock the local food shelf, and much more! Whether you have provided financial support, engaged in volunteer activities, or advocated for a particular agency, your contribution makes such a difference.