When it comes to making charitable contributions, people often wonder exactly where their money is going. Nothing wrong with that. You may have wondered that about your donation to United Way of Mesa County. Where are your donations to United Way really going?

United Way of Mesa County has released its list of local health and human services organizations that will receive funds for the 2016-17 fiscal  year. The $869,225 raised in the last year will go to help 46 local programs managed by 27 non-profits.

Here is a list of agencies receiving United Way funding:

  • Child and Migrant Services
  • Community Food Bank
  • Doors 2 Success
  • Grand Valley Catholic Outreach
  • Homeward Bound of the Grand Valley
  • Karis, Inc
  • Kids Aid
  • The Literacy Center - MCPLD
  • Mesa County RSVP
  • Pro Bono Project of Mesa County
  • St. Mary's Senior Programs
  • Colorado Discover Ability
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates
  • Girl Scouts of Colorado, Mesa County
  • Gand Junction Imagination Library
  • Hilltop Community Resources
  • Housing Resources of Western Colorado
  • Mesa County Partners
  • STRIVE
  • Riverside Educational Center
  • Western Slope Center For Children
  • Counseling and Education Center
  • HopeWest
  • Marillac Clinic
  • The Salvation Army
  • WestCAP
  • WC Suicide Prevention Foundation

You can see a lot of familiar names on the list of organizations that are making a tremendous impact on the community. For the less familiar names, you can learn more about them on the United Way of Mesa County website.

When  United Way says your donation stays in the community, it is plain to see that it really does. The fund-raising dollars from special events, workplace campaigns, foundations, companies and individuals are making a huge impact on the community and making Mesa County a better place to live and work.