United Way announces 2013 Community Impact Awards

United Way of Southeast Alaska recently presented Community Impact Grant awards totaling $16,000 to 12 regional nonprofit organizations from a pool of 16 applicants.


The 12 funded projects were selected by a volunteer committee chaired by Lance Stevens of Alaska USA Federal Credit Union and comprised of select members of United Way of Southeast Alaska’s Board of Directors as well as community members. The total amount of requests was in excess of $49,400.

During the annual giving campaign, donors can direct their contributions directly to United Way of Southeast Alaska, one of its action areas — Education, Income, and Health — or one of its 33 partner agencies. All community impact grant funds are derived directly from donations designated to one of the three action areas.

The recipients and their projects are listed below:


• Association for the Education of Young Children, Southeast Alaska (AEYC-SEA) received $1,500 for their All Aboard For Early Literacy project.

• Girl Scouts of Alaska, Southeast chapter, received $1,000 for capacity building in Southeast Alaska.

• Juneau, Alaska Music Matters (JAMM) received $2,000 for their music instruction program for elementary students.

• Juneau Family Health and Birth Center received $1,000 for Building Strength in Families: Community Parenting Classes.

• Southeast Alaska Guidance Association (SAGA) received $1,000 toward the Alaska Youth Service Corps Program

• Southeast Regional Resource Center (SERRC) received $2,500 for their Family Literacy Center at Gruening Park.


• Ketchikan Youth Initiatives received $1,000 for their Hungry for Health program.

• Shepherd of the Valley in Juneau received $1,500 for their summer lunch program.

• Southeast Alaska Independent Living (SAIL) received $1,000 for rural community outreach.


• Alaskan AIDS Assistance Association received $500 for the Alaska Syringe Access Program.

• Cancer Connection received $2,000 toward the community health forum in Juneau.

• Women in Safe Homes (WISH) in Ketchikan received $1,000 toward their family preservation and reunification program.


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