United Way presents more than $2M to 61 agencies

Written on December 16, 2016

By staff reports Dec 16, 2016 at 8:01 PM


United Way of the Piedmont recently presented more than $2 million in grants to 61 agencies that manage 95 programs in the areas of education, financial stability and health.

The organization held its annual Community Investment Process Awards reception Wednesday to recognize the agencies and present the grants.

Funding included $482,650 for 25 programs dealing with education; $562,842 for 25 programs focusing on financial stability; and $965,008 for 45 programs targeting health.

Program excellence awards also were presented to agencies with the highest ranking programs in each area.

Spartanburg County recipients included the Middle Tyger Community Center, Project Hope, the Children’s Advocacy Center and Birth Matters.

Union County recipients included the Children’s Advocacy Center and the Children’s Security Blanket.

In Cherokee County, all programs are under a multiyear investment cycle, so no awards for programs were given this year.

“We are so thrilled to support and celebrate these fantastic programs,” said Paige Stephenson, CEO of United Way of the Piedmont, in a statement. “Through collaboration, United Way of the Piedmont is investing in programs and initiatives that are creating real impact in our communities.”

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