Amidst a very turbulent time for our community, United Way of Dubuque Area Tri-States (UWDATS) is happy to announce the allocation of $850,000 in grant awards to 31 nonprofit organizations, offering programs that impact the health, education, and financial stability of their ten-county, tri-state coverage area. This includes funding to nine new programs that join the United Way funded partner network. After a five-year transition to a new model of funding, awarding grants only to vetted organizations who have applied for funding demonstrating strong community-wide impact, this was the first time in 91 years that UWDATS funding stream was fully competitive. While 51 programs applied for funding, only the top 31 programs were able to be awarded.
Last year, nearly 40,000 people were impacted by United Way funding and there are still opportunities for United Way giving to help address the shortfall in this year’s campaign; however, new allocations for organizations will begin June 1, 2020. For more information or to see about opportunities to support United Way, please phone (563) 588-1415 or visit the United Way website at dbqunitedway.org.