Interlakes Area United Way (IAUW) will award $107,849 in grant funding in 2021. The money will bolster 27 non-profit programs and organizations in Lake, Miner and Moody Counties.
Roughly two-thirds of the recipients are based in and/or directly serve Lake County and will collectively receive $73,659.
IAUW coordinates financial and volunteer resources for non-profit agencies which address and support mental and physical health, education and financial stability.
To receive funding, organizations must apply and meet allocation guidelines. The IAUW board reviews applications and considers them based on community impact, program effectiveness and other factors.
"Our goal is to strengthen communities and create opportunities for a great life," said IAUW President Lori Gustaf. "We focus on programs related to health and wellness, youth enrichment, education and development, senior outreach and basic needs and support."
2021 recipients include:
|American Red Cross - Disaster Cycle Services||Dolly Parton Imagination Library||ICAP Head Start Pre-Birth to Five||MES Snack Project|
|Boy Scouts of America - Madison Area Scouts||Domestic Violence Network||ICAP Volunteer Income Tax Assistance||Rutland Elementary Out of School Time|
|Boy Scouts of America - Sioux Council Boy Scouts||East Dakota Transit||ICAP Miner County School Supplies||Salvation Army - Temporary Welfare Assistance|
|Boys & Girls Club of Moody County||Flandreau Ready to Start Program||ICAP Moody County School Supplies||Studio 52|
|Brookings Area Habitat for Humanity||Girl Scouts - Dakota Horizons||ICAP Delta Dental Mobile Program - Flandreau visit||Valiant Living|
|Children's Care Corner||High Plains Alternative High School||Lutheran Social Services Mentoring Services||Weekend Fuel|
|Delta Dental Mobile Program||ICAP 60's Plus Dining||Madison VFW Baseball|
Grant funding was made possible in part by the generosity of individuals and businesses who donated to IAUW's most recent campaign drive, which concluded in December. Other fundraising efforts included IAUW's annual WIN BIG Raffle and Dine Out to Donate promotion.
IAUW is currently seeking volunteers to join their board of directors. For more information, call 605-270-1010.