UWGFR grantees pose at award ceremony

Every year the United Way of Greater Fall River (UWGFR) supports community-driven programs that address gaps in services related to the health, education, financial stability, and basic needs of individuals. Their Annual Campaign funds these grants with the latest raising $1,071,711 for reinvestment into over 70 local initiatives.

To celebrate a new cycle of funding, UWGFR gathered grantees, grant-makers, elected officials, and community partners for an ice cream social at the Fall River Family Picnic Grove. The goal was not only to award grant recipients and acknowledge those who helped facilitate the funding, but to also provide an opportunity for connection that fosters further community investment.

“It’s exciting to have the opportunity to bring together so many like-minded individuals who are passionate about helping to make our area better for all to live, work, and play,” remarked Kim Smith, Executive Director of UWGFR. “Each year, we launch an Annual Campaign that brings together donors from all corners of our region – from workplace campaigns that engage employees and employers, to individual donors, corporate partners, and foundations alike. Our efforts unite people to make a bigger impact than any of us could have alone.”

UWGFR community partners pose at grant awards ceremony
UWGFR Board Chair, Campaign Chair, and Executive Director pose at grant award ceremony

With a new year of funding officially underway, UWGFR is already looking optimistically into the year ahead. The organization is concentrating on developing an even greater pool of resources to funnel into community-led programs that continue to encourage positive momentum in the areas of health, education, financial stability, and basic needs.

If you would like to support UWGFR’s Annual Campaign, please visit their donation page: https://bit.ly/supportUWGFR.