United Way of St. Johns Awards $600k to Local Nonprofit Organizations

United Way of St. Johns Awards $600k to Local Nonprofit Organizations

St. Johns and Putnam County (July 11, 2023) – United Way of St. Johns County (UWSJC) is thrilled to announce the recipients of its biannual Community Impact Grants, totaling $600,000, to fuel positive change in the community. These grants, awarded to local nonprofit organizations, exemplify UWSJC’s commitment to promoting health, education, and financial stability for all. 

With a robust application and evaluation process fueled by generous volunteers, UWSJC identified exceptional organizations that showcased unwavering dedication and innovative approaches to addressing community needs. A total of 31 organizations submitted funding requests, amounting to $1,384,009.63. After thorough review and careful consideration, UWSJC is delighted to award grants to 35 outstanding partners. 

Under the leadership of Cynthia Williams, Community Impact Chair, UWSJC’s dedicated team evaluated each application, ensuring adherence to submission guidelines and assessing alignment with UWSJC’s mission. The awarded grants will support vital programs across four focus areas: Health, Education – Early Childhood, Education – Youth Success, and Financial Stability. 

“We extend our deepest appreciation to our community partners who work tirelessly to create meaningful change in the lives of individuals and families,” said Cynthia Williams, Community Impact Chair at UWSJC. “These grants are a testament to their dedication and will play a pivotal role in advancing our collective impact in St. Johns and Putnam County.” 

The breakdown of the awarded grants is as follows: 

  • Health: $177,500 
  • Education – Early Childhood: $83,000  
  • Education – Youth Success: $79,000  
  • Financial Stability: $253,000 

The funded programs encompass a diverse range of initiatives, including the Disaster Program from the Red Cross, the Tutoring Program for Adult Literacy from Learn to Read, and the Wildflower Dental Program. By investing in these impactful projects, UWSJC aims to empower individuals, strengthen families, and foster a thriving community.

UWSJC extends its deepest gratitude to all the nonprofit organizations that submitted funding requests, as well as the dedicated volunteers and staff members who contributed to the rigorous evaluation process. Their commitment and collaboration truly make a difference in the lives of those served.

For more information about the awarded grants and UWSJC’s ongoing efforts to create a stronger community, please visit www.unitedway-sjc.org or contact Community Impact Director, Jenny Harvey, at jenny.harvey@uniteway-sjc.org.


About United Way of St. Johns County:

United Way of St. Johns County is a leading nonprofit organization dedicated to improving lives and creating lasting change in the community. Through strategic initiatives, partnerships, and community engagement, UWSJC focuses on promoting health, education, and financial stability for all residents. Guided by passionate leaders like Cynthia Williams, UWSJC remains committed to building a brighter future for individuals and families in St. Johns and Putnam counties.