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Greenwich United Way Prepares To Make $1 Million In Grants

Greenwich United Way staff and board members attend an annual meeting in January to allocate how the agency's funding will be used this fiscal year.
Greenwich United Way staff and board members attend an annual meeting in January to allocate how the agency's funding will be used this fiscal year. Photo Credit: Contributed

GREENWICH, Conn. -- Greenwich United Way will donate more than $1 million this year to local organizations that best meet critical human service needs.

At its annual meeting, United Way staff, board member and the volunteers of a Community Investment Process, which reviewed grant applications, finalized the process of allocating the agency's funding for the 2016 fiscal year.

In November, the CIP volunteers had formed three groups to represent the demographics in Greenwich, older adults, crisis/self-sufficiency, and children/families.

They reviewed applications for grants, conducted site visits and interviewed staff, then submitted reports to the agency.

Scores were given to applicants based on how they would use Greenwich United Way funding to achieve their goals and meet critical human service needs in the community.

"Greenwich United Way is the only organization in our community that identifies unmet human service needs through local insights, raises awareness and support for these needs then mobilizes the community to produce lasting results, Karen Keegan, Greenwich United Way Board Chair said at the meeting in January.

In addition to the funding allocations, Greenwich United Way is in the process of launching new programming that will make a stronger impact in the community by helping agencies collaborate resources, said Keegan.

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