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United Way invests over $2.1 M in the Cedar Valley

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The Cedar Valley United Way invested $2,134,430 million to support programs in the Cedar Valley. 

Of the investments, $1,632,517 was awarded in strategic investment grants to 64 community programs at 33 local nonprofits that address needs in the areas of education, income stability, health, and emergency and basic needs. 

Strategic investment grants were chosen by community impact team volunteers in each area who reviewed their applications, as well as data addressing community needs to determine how United Way could make the largest impact with its community investment. 

In addition to aligning to United Way's target areas, programs needed to show strong, measurable outcomes and impact that has proven results in the community.

In addition to the strategic investments and grants, $50,000 has been set aside to be distributed in social innovations grants directed at breaking the cycle of systemic poverty. 

Strategic Investment Grants - $1,632,517

Social Innovation Grants - $50,000

Cedar Valley United Way Program Designations - $29,340

2-1-1 Information and Referral Services - $20,000

Community Partner Fund - $10,000

Community Services - $85,000

Donor-Directed Designations - $281,973

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