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United Way grants awarded

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GYPSUM — More than 40 local charities have received their 2016-'17 grant checks from United Way of Eagle River Valley, covering three major impact areas — income stability, health and education. The checks were presented at a Sept. 23 event in Gypsum.

The nonprofits earned their awards through service and governance excellence in the local community. The grants reflect a robust nonprofit landscape of both young and established leaders in impact areas, and the United Way has provided funding for 25 programs, supported the operating budget of 13 more organizations, and provided capital for more local medical facilities which target the underserved population.

"Three agencies will join the group of supported charities this year — The Buddy Program, The Cycle Effect and Windwalkers Equine-Assisted learning and Therapy," United Way of Eagle River Valley Executive Director Rebecca Kanaly said. "Funding for these grants comes from charitable gifts to United Way combined with social investment funds received from Eagle County government. More often than not, United Way of Eagle River Valley sustains a notable portion of our partners' program budgets so gifts are is very important.

"We will make a difference; however, the need remains great. Please consider giving and even increasing last year's gift by 10 percent so we can do more."

Next year's grant process will begin in the spring of 2017 and interested parties are encouraged to contact United Way of Eagle River at info@unitedwayeagle.org or by calling 303-994 2622.