United Way raises $21.13 million (Beneficiaries include MCNW))
Date: Thursday, April 7, 2011, 10:11am PDT
“…United Way raised $21.13 million through its 2010-2011 Community Giving Campaign, its primary tool to raise funds through workplace giving.
About half of United Way’s funds go to organizations specified by the donors; the balance supports grants to local nonprofits working to improve the education, health and economic vitality of the community…
…Individual donations, typically by employees through workplace campaigns, accounted for 58 percent of all contributions, a figure that is rising.
“People do know that in these tough economic times every contribution makes a difference,” Carlo said…
…The money raised in 2010-2011 will support 31 projects and 150 partners as they serve 100,000 area residents in the coming year. United Way typically awards three-year grants that range from $100,000 to $200,000 per year.
Some of its current projects include a Mercy Corps Northwest effort to serve former inmates in Multnomah County, Self-Enhancement Inc.’s work to mentor disadvantaged youth, Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center’s work to provide medical care to low-income Washington County residents, and Clackamas Women’s Services’ work with homeless survivors of domestic violence…”