Madison, WI (October 24, 2017) – Seven community-based organizations have been awarded micro investment grants. Those grants range from $1,200 to $5,000, totaling $25,000.
United Way offered $25,000 to small organizations that are working in the areas of equity, social justice, community organizing and volunteer engagement with the goal to broaden support to community and neighborhood-based groups beyond our traditional nonprofit partners. When this process began in July, 42 organizations submitted more than $200,000 in requests.
United Way’s Community Engagement Capacity Building Team (CE CBT) deliberated each proposal and awarded $25,000 to seven different organizations, which can now be invested in the following programs:

“As our communities face increasingly uncertain futures, it’s more important than ever to keep social justice and equity as two of our topmost priorities,” said Nolan Brown, Co-Chair of United Way’s Community Engagement Capacity Building Team. “The volunteer team at United Way knows these organizations will use these resources to create positive change in our community, and we thank them for the impactful work they are already doing.”
The CE CBT is committed to engaging diverse individuals to gain leadership skills, involving the community to understand needs and create results, while also celebrating the impact that volunteers have in Dane County.
These grants will be used in 2017 and the first quarter of 2018. Each organization will report back to United Way’s CE CBT on progress and results.
About United Way of Dane County:
United Way of Dane County fights for the education, financial stability, and health of everyone in Dane County. Through strategic partnerships and collaborative work, United Way brings the many voices of Dane County together to find common ground, develop a strategic architecture for change, and make measurable progress, while engaging organizations and individuals with the opportunity to give, advocate and volunteer to change lives in Dane County