United Way selected agencies with evidence-based outcomes in its first multi-year funding process

LAS VEGAS – United Way of Southern Nevada in conjunction with its Women’s Leadership Council is proud to announce the recipients of $1,000,000 in multi-year funding. In an effort to provide cradle-to-career support, funding was provided to agencies with demonstrated outcomes in early education, student success, post-secondary attainment and workforce supports.

“We thank the volunteers and staff that dedicated their time and energy to making this process successful, helping us identify the agencies that are taking risks and being innovative in their approach to solving our community’s complex problems,” said Scott Emerson, United Way’s President and CEO. “We listened to our partners to create a transparent process with a three-year commitment to build sustainability and elevate our efforts.”

These seven organizations were awarded $1M over a three-year period as follows:

  • Girls on the Run Las Vegas - $56,603.79 for Girls on the Run Las Vegas Program 2019-2021 which will provide scholarships to 225 girls in at least 5 at-risk elementary or middle schools, giving them access to an after-school life skills and enrichment program to produce positive youth development outcomes including physical, psychological, and social assets, and health promoting behaviors and outcomes.
  • Foundation for an Independent Tomorrow - $188,679.30 for Workforce Supports – Getting a Job for Sustainability which includes one-on-one integrated case management and a comprehensive array of services directed to the development of work readiness soft-skills coupled with hard-skills training leading to industry recognized certifications.
  • Fulfillment Fund Las Vegas - $188,679.30 for Post-Secondary College Success Model which provides knowledge, support, and financial resources to help students and their families get to and through college.
  • Las Vegas / Clark County Library District Foundation - $94,339.65 for Teachers in Libraries which offers free after-school tutoring, delivered by CCSD teachers, in eight library branches across the Las Vegas valley.
  • Leaders in Training - $141,509.48 for College Access and Attainment Program which includes interventions and supports to ensure East and North Las Vegas students – who are the first in their family to attend higher education – have the equitable access, resources, knowledge, and skills to attain a post-secondary degree and use their education and success to give back to their community and empower a better Nevada for all of us.
  • Nevada Health Centers - $188,679.30 for Mobile Unit Coalition Targeting At-Risk Children & Youth in Clark County which uses cross-sector partnerships to deliver a holistic approach to addressing the medical and support needs of higher risk youth, providing the foundation necessary for educational achievement.
  • Sunrise Children’s Foundation - $141,509.48 for Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters which works with families in their homes to support parents in their critical role as their child’s first and most important teacher and empowers parents to actively prepare their children for success in school.

United Way received 74 proposals requesting over $18,600,000 combined, with only $1,000,000 available in funds for community impact projects. Programs were evaluated on the merits of their submitted proposal. Each program was reviewed by four reviewers using a standardized rubric included with the application packet. A rigorous fiscal review was also conducted.

This was an interactive process that included our donors who are part of our Tocqueville Society, Women’s Leadership Council, Young Philanthropists Society, and Workplace Campaign Leadership Society taking active roles in determining how their funds were invested in the community.

To learn more about the $1 million funding, please contact Laurie Mann at 702-892-2362 or LaurieM@uwsn.org.

About United Way of Southern Nevada:

United Way of Southern Nevada unites our community to improve people’s lives. We bring donors, volunteers, nonprofits, and businesses together to help children enter school ready to learn, help high school students reach graduation day, and support individuals working to earn a degree or certification, all while creating stability for their families. Together, we step into the ring and invite others to stand with us as a united front against social injustices and forces keeping our community's most vulnerable residents from a good life. We are bold and innovative to solve our toughest problems. Together, we fight for the future of our community – and we will win. Join us at uwsn.org.

Recipients of $1 Million Funding Announced