HOOD RIVER, OR - The United Way of the Columbia Gorge (UWCG) is now accepting applications from local human service non-profit organizations for funding during the 2019-2020 allocations period. Any 501(c)3 human service agency or program that has been serving basic human needs in the Columbia Gorge (Hood River, Klickitat, Skamania, Wasco and Sherman counties) for a minimum of two years by the time of the application deadline is welcome to apply for UWCG funding. The United Way of the Columbia Gorge has invested over $2.25 million in to the local Columbia Gorge community since its inception in 2006. In 2018, 30 programs were funded by UWCG.
Each year, the UWCG Allocations Committee, a group of dedicated volunteers and community members representing the entire Columbia Gorge, reviews applications from local human service non-profit agencies and programs to ensure that the money raised by the United Way will have the greatest impact.
To that end, the UWCG Board and the Allocations Committee continue to align its allocations process with the Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). The CHIP is the result of 25+ organizations and more than 1,500 community members working together to identify the top needs that should be addressed to help create a healthy community. The needs identified include a variety of issues such as access to social services, food security, affordable housing, safety, and sense of community and other issues. The CHIP topics align well with the United Way of the Columbia Gorge’s giving priorities. The UWCG is excited to be supporting this work, taking a comprehensive approach to making our community healthier.
Organizations interested in submitting an application for this funding cycle or interested in learning more about the United Way process should contact our Executive Director, Jarrod Holmes, at Unitedway@gorge.net or 541.386.6100. LIVE UNITED!