Twin County United Way Announces Funding for 27 Area Nonprofit Partners and 35 Programs – Dailyfly.com Lewis-Clark Valley Community
Twin County United Way
LEWISTON – Twin County United Way will distribute Community Fund grants to 27 nonprofit partners in the region to help 35 programs in Nez Perce and Asotin counties, TCUW officials said.
In addition, TCUW will use funding from its sponsors and fundraisers for its Kindergarten Readiness Program, which is currently taking place in Lewiston and Clarkston this summer, as well as for COVID-19 relief, lice kits for area schools and other community needs.
The number of funded not-for-profit organizations and programs is up from the past two years. During the 2018 grant cycle, 25 nonprofits and 34 programs received funding, while in the two-year grant cycle in 2019-2020, 22 nonprofits and 29 programs were funded.
Community funds are raised during Twin County United Way’s annual campaign to support education, income and health. Grants are awarded based on the objectives of the TCUW and the needs of the community.
A total of $ 268,725.10 has been allocated to nonprofits in the region, which is down from previous years due to the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions. TCUW hasn’t been able to host some of its regular fundraisers or make in-person presentations to companies about their work and how donor dollars stay local.
Unfortunately, it was not a good year for TCUW to be down in donations because the pandemic has hit nonprofits in the region hard. TCUW received more grant requests for a larger aggregate amount than previously requested.
“The work that our nonprofit partners do is incredibly important, and it was disheartening that we couldn’t fully fund all of the deserving programs,” said Suzanne. “But I am proud of the hard work our panel members did. nonprofits have accomplished by allocating available funds as equitably as possible.
While we have had to adapt because of covid, we are very proud to be in our 11e year of sponsorship of our Kindergarten Readiness Program, which targets children in the community who may not be ready to start the school year. The five-week program helps children learn their numbers and colors and prepares them to begin kindergarten in the fall at a level close to the same academic and behavioral level as their peers. Several studies have shown that if children start late, they tend to stay late for school and have a higher dropout rate. This free program gives kindergarten students a confident start that makes a long-term difference.
For more information on the work being done by TCUW, contact Johnson at 208-553-6874 or [email protected].
Non-profit organizations and their programs that have received funding:
2sd CASA Judicial District – Agency services
Asotin County Food Bank – Children’s Backpack.
Lewis-Clark Valley Boys and Girls Club – Youth Development; scholarships for young people
Boys and Girls Club of the Nez Percé tribe – Triple Play.
Community action partnership – Regional Agency on Aging; Food Bank; Future Story Imitative.
Lewis Clark Valley Family Promise – Agency Services.
First Step 4 Life Recovery Center – Ruins 2 Recovery Program.
Friends of the Lewiston City Library – Summer Reading Program.
Houses of Hope – Children’s programs: respite and resources.
Food Bank of Idaho – Children’s Backpack; deposit
Idaho Legal Aid Services – Agency Services
Interlink, Inc. – Transportation for Seniors / Customers; ramps to the house and security modifications.
LC Valley Youth Resource Center – Agency Services.
Lewis Clark Special Olympics – Local Programs.
Lewis Clark Valley YoungLife – Agency Services.
Opportunities Unlimited, Inc. – Sensory Room for Children.
Quality Behavioral Health – Summer Programs, Housing.
Snake River Community Clinic – Free clinic.
Special Olympics Washington – Local Programs
Suicide Prevention in the Northwest Interior – Suicide Prevention Materials.
Green Apple Project – Scholarships for People with Autism
Southeastern Washington Aging and Long-Term Care – Emergency Fund.
Tri-State Hospital Foundation – Children’s Nutrition Program
Valley Meals of Wheels – Agency Services.
WA-ID Volunteer Center, Inc. – America Reads Program
Willow Center for Grieving Children – Bereavement support.
YWCA of Lewiston Clarkston – Survivor Support Services; housing assistance for survivors.