United Way of Southeastern Idaho has a long history of serving our community. Each year we award grants to local nonprofits that work to improve people’s lives in the areas of education, health, and financial stability. We take the stewardship of donors’ dollars seriously and work to distribute money back into Southeastern Idaho where it will have the most impact.
As we faced unprecedented times with the advent of the COVID-19 Pandemic, we realized we wanted to and needed to step up and do more for our community during this difficult time. We rallied our donors to step up with us to help agencies right here in Southeastern Idaho. Through their generosity, we were able to raise funds that would supplement the statewide COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund for Idaho.
We listened to what the emerging needs were through our conversations with local nonprofits and groups. We learned that this community-wide situation had spurred and exaggerated new and existing challenges such as housing stability, financial stability and access to services. With those considerations in mind we were proud to award grants to the following organizations:
- Aid For Friends
$5,000 – to help homeless individuals maintain shelter and to help prevent homelessness for those needing rental assistance.
- Bear Lake Valley Healthcare Foundation
10,492.88 – to assist low-income individuals in Bear Lake County that need food, rent, or mental health counseling.
- Bingham County Senior Center
$500 – to purchase food for Meals on Wheels deliveries going to homebound seniors.
- Bingham Crisis Center
$3,000 – to provide rental assistance to those in need and services to individuals that are victims of domestic violence.
- Family Services Alliance
$500 – to provide services to individuals that are the victims of gender-based violence.
- Idaho State University Dean of Students
$2,000 – to provide financial assistance to students in need.
- Oneida Crisis Center
$1,500 – to help stock their rural food pantry.
- Pocatello Free Clinic
$2,571.43 – to meet increased needs for telehealth services and COVID-19 testing among low-income, medically underserved individuals.
- Senior Activity Center
$500 – to provide curbside meals to seniors.
- Shelley Area Senior Citizens
$1,428.57 – to provide supplies for meal deliveries and curbside meals to seniors.
- Southeast Idaho Community Action Agency (SEICAA)
$5,000 – to fill gaps in housing needs.
- Southeast Idaho Council of Governments (SICOG)
$3,500 – to provide meal deliveries to homebound seniors.
- St. Vincent de Paul
$3,000 – to provide rental, utility and other assistance to families.
- Valley Mission Food Pantry
$1,957.14 – to purchase items for their food pantry.