Grant Recipients

 

Grants are investments United Way of Central Missouri makes to address immediate, critical unmet needs or to help with emerging needs in the counties we serve. These one-time grants give nonprofits the opportunity to start a new program, enhance an area of service or purchase needed equipment and supplies. Grants are another way we forge new partnerships, find solutions to underlying issues, and mobilize our best resources to fight against our community’s most critical problems. Below are our three most recent years of grant recipients.

 

To be responsive to the surge in demand for health & human services due to COVID, United Way awarded an unprecedented $400,000 in grant funding in 2021 to 54 total agencies:

ABLE
Alzheimer’s Association
American Red Cross
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Boys & Girls Club*
Capital City Diaper Bank
Catholic Charities
Central Missouri Stop Human Trafficking Coalition
Children’s Learning Center of Camden County
Citizens Against Domestic Violence
Council for Drug Free Youth*
Common Ground Community Building
Coyote Hill
Day Solutions Foundation
Dreams to Reality
El Puente Hispanic Ministry
First Chance for Children
Gateway Industries of Eldon
Girl Scouts
Healing Horses Therapeutic Riding Program
Homemaker Health Care
Hyder Apartments
Jefferson City Area YMCA Child Development Center*
Jefferson City Public Schools Foundation
Little Explorers Discovery Center*
Moniteau Christian Ministries Center
Rape & Abuse Crisis Service
River City Habitat for Humanity
Russell House
Senior Nutrition Council of Jefferson City & Cole County*
Special Learning Center
The Healing House & New Beginnings
The Rolla Mission
The Salvation Army*
The Sneaker Project
Tri-County YMCA
UPC Heartland
United Way Early Childhood Initiative
Unlimited Play

 

*Received more than one grant in 2021.

To be responsive to the surge in demand for health & human services due to COVID, United Way awarded $24,000 of its $225,000 for COVID relief requests. 28 health and human service agencies received a grant in 2020:

Anne Marie Project
Big Brothers Big Sisters
California Nutrition Center
Capital City CASA
Capital City Diaper Bank
CASA of South Central Missouri
Central Missouri Foster Care & Adoption Association
Central Missouri Stop Human Trafficking Coalition
Children’s Learning Center of Camden County
Citizens Against Domestic Violence
Common Ground Community Building
Council for Drug Free Youth
El Puente – Hispanic Ministry
First Chance for Children
Gateway Industries of Eldon
Girl Scouts
Great Circle
HALO
Healing Horses Therapeutic Riding Program
Jefferson City Area YMCA Child Development Center 
Little Explorers Discovery Center
Missouri Mental Health Foundation
Osage Beach Senior Center
Prevention Consultants of Missouri
Rape & Abuse Crisis Service
River City Habitat for Humanity
St. James Caring Center
The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri

Given the Foundation was formed to be a safety net for our community in times of catastrophe, immediately following the tornado and flooding in 2019, the United Way Foundation Board of Directors unanimously agreed to step forward to take $200,000 from Foundation funds and gift it to the United Way to replenish the funds spent on the 2019 Community Support Grants to twenty-five health and human service agencies.  Thanks to this incredible gift, the United Way was able to provide an additional $200,000 in disaster-related support to the community.  Five health and human service agencies were awarded a portion of these funds totaling $82,000 in disaster grant funding on November 22, 2019—exactly six months from the date of the tornado. These grants supported recovery programs and addressed capacity and operational needs for nonprofit health and human service agencies who felt the impact of the tornado and flooding in their day-to-day work.

Community Support Grant Recipients:

Alzheimer’s Association
American Red Cross
Anne Marie Project
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Boys & Girls Club
Children’s Learning Center
Citizens Against Domestic Violence
Common Ground
Compass Health Network
Council for Drug Free Youth
Day Solutions Foundation
El Puente – Hispanic Ministry
Healing Horses Therapeutic Riding Program
Independent Living Resource Center
Kids Harbor
Lake Area Industries
Little Explorers Discovery Center
Rape & Abuse Crisis Service
Senior Nutrition Council
Special Learning Center
Special Olympics
The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri
The Salvation Army
UCP Heartland-Gibbs Center for Independence
YMCA Child Development Center

Disaster Recovery Grant Recipients:

Catholic Charities
Central Missouri Community Action
Homemaker Health Care
River City Habitat for Humanity
The Salvation Army