United Way of St. Johns County works to support financial stability programs and provides essential resources, empowering individuals to overcome challenges and achieve their dreams. A stable and thriving community starts with each one of us, and with your support, we can make a transformative impact. Thank you to our financial partners:
During Fiscal Year (FY) 2023, United Way of St. Johns County supported the following financial stability initiatives:
FUNDED COMMUNITY IMPACT GRANTS TOTALING
DRIVING POSTIVE CHANGE, ONE TAX RETURN AT A TIME
During the last fiscal year, our gracious RealSense volunteers filed 1,368 tax returns for residents of St. Johns and Putnam counties, yielding nearly $1.94 million in economic impact within our community. By maximizing tax refunds and credits, we put money back into the pockets of hardworking families, fueling economic growth and prosperity.
VOLUNTEERS POWERING IMPACTFUL CHANGE
Behind every tax return through our RealSense program, there is a team of dedicated individuals working tirelessly to make a difference. Our 22 certified volunteers generously donated 2,814 hours to ensure these returns happened, amounting to an astounding $77,892 in volunteer value. Their commitment to serving others drives positive change and transforms lives. Learn more about our free tax prep program here.
EVERY CHILD AND FAMILY DESERVES HOLIDAY MAGIC
During the holiday season, 637 families received invaluable assistance from the Empty Stocking Fund. This support went beyond gifts and meals; it brought hope and comfort to families facing financial challenges during a special time of the year. Learn more about about our Empty Stock Fund here.
INVESTING IN FINANCIAL STABILITY, ENABLING PROGRESS
With a targeted focus on financial stability, we directed $281,000 in Community Impact grants to programs offered by our nonprofit partners. These initiatives equip individuals and families with essential financial skills, breaking barriers and enabling progress towards a brighter and more secure future.