United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County Board of Directors approved our 2013-2014 Investment Strategy, the result of a competitive grant process in which more than $2.45 million will be invested in 79 high-quality programs that align with the community-level results outlined in United Way’s Education, Income and Health strategies.
As in prior years, United Way received $1 million more in requests than was available in the organization’s Community Investment Fund. Thus, programs with the strongest alignment with United Way’s Education, Income or Health community-level results will receive funding.
The 2013-2014 investment of $2.45 million in Education, Income and Health:
- $764,010 in 20 programs in Education
- $761,875 in 24 programs in Income
- $931,146 in 35 programs in Health
Four of the 79 programs in United Way’s 2013-2014 Investment Strategy will receive funding for the first time. These exciting new investments in community partners this year include:
- $7,000 for early grade literacy tutoring to Read through Succeed Asheville’s School-Based Coaches;
- $35,000 to train low-income individuals for culinary arts jobs through Green Opportunities’ GO Kitchen Ready;
- $23,800 in services to provide psychotherapy and psychiatric services to children through CARING for Children’s ACE Program; and
- $27,200 to provide substance abuse and mental health treatment through Homeward Bound’s Project Rebound.