For 62 years, United Way of Mesa County (UWMC) has held firm in their belief that the caring power of the community can provide everyone the opportunity to reach their full potential.

In addition to facilitating collaboration and providing education, information, and referral to the community at large, UWMC also provides funding to various non-profit organizations throughout the county.

This year, they are funding 43 programs at 27 different local non-profit agencies. These programs address a variety of social problems focused on:

  • Health - People are connected to regular, quality health services
  • Education - All children enter school ready to learn and more students will be reading at grade level by 4th grade
  • Self-reliance - Basic needs are met in times of crisis so that people can remain independent

UWMC feels like the people who donate money to their organization should also have a say in where it goes, so each of these organizations were selected by community members who serve on the community investment panels each grant cycle.

These panels review the grant applications from the agencies and make on-site visits to help determine which programs are most effective and efficient at delivering services the community relies on.

If you're interested in getting involved with UWMC, visit them online today at unitedwaymesacounty.org to make a donation or learn more about ways to give, advocate, volunteer, and spread the word about the important work they do for our community.