United Way Shifting Funding Focus to Economic Needs of Evansville Community

Starting in September, United Way of Southwestern Indiana will make roughly $250,000 in funding available to local nonprofit organizations in an effort to improve the economic situations of individuals and families in the Evansville area.

Posted: Mar 18, 2021 4:37 PM
Updated: Mar 19, 2021 1:41 PM

United Way of Southwestern Indiana says it's shifting the focus of its investment on empowering individuals and families in the Evansville area.

A statement released by United Way on Thursday says that the new focus is called "United for Impact: Building Pathways to Potential," which redefines the organization's framework and funding priorities.

Through its new focus, the organization will offer opportunities for any local 501(c)(3) nonprofit to apply for a competitive funding process that will assist individuals seeking employment.

"We are eager to utilize our unique position as a convener of resources to address such a far-reaching issue that our community has identified as a high priority in making the greater Evansville region a better place to live," said United Way of Southwestern Indiana CEO and President Amy Canterbury.

The organization says the change in focus came about through direct feedback from the community, which revealed that providing support to families and individuals to help improve their economic situation was the most critical need in the community.

The first Request for Proposal for the funds will be released in September, with roughly $250,000 available for investment from United Way.

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