United Way announces Montgomery County grant awards -- Gazette.Net


United Way of the National Capital Area will award $244,453 in grants to 23 organizations serving Montgomery County.

Representatives of the local chapter presented County Executive Isiah Leggett (D), Council President Nancy Navarro (D-Dist. 4) of Silver Spring and the organizations receiving grants with a ceremonial check Tuesday during the Montgomery County Council’s regular meeting.

It was through donations to the United Way’s annual workplace giving campaign that the money was raised to make the 26 grants to local organizations.

Each grant directly addresses United Way NCA’s focus areas of education, health and financial stability, and goes to support programs in the county, according to a release from the organization.

The Montgomery County grantees included: Casa of Maryland, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, Child Center and Adult Services, College Tracks, Community Ministries of Rockville, Crossway Community, Family Services, Habitat for Humanity Montgomery County, Interfaith Works, JCC of Greater Washington, Literacy Council of Montgomery County MD, Lutheran Social Services, Mental Health Association of Montgomery County, Mobile Medical Care, National Capital Poison Center, Neediest Kids, Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington, ReSET, St. Luke’s House, The Senior Connection, Woodworkers for Children Charity, and WUMCO Help.

Across the eight regions of the United Way of the National Capital Area, a total of about $1.65 million was raised from employees of over 800 employers.

— Kate Alexander