Capital Area United Way (CAUW) Board of Directors announced an investment of $6,401,232.15 million to the community Thursday.
Approximately $5.7 million will be invested into 108 programs through 46 Community Partner Agencies, which stabilize individuals, youth and families—the foundation of our work, as well as strengthen our communities—the focus of our work. In addition, $614,144 will be invested in community initiatives and services, which includes the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, Help Me Grow Louisiana, United Way 2-1-1, Summer Learning Loss, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, Financial ABC and the Youth Volunteer Corps initiatives.
The organization’s Board of Directors approved a one-time increase to six community programs, which totals an additional $120,000 to programs that exceeded expectations through the annual volunteer-led program evaluation process. Those programs and Community Partner Agencies are: Children’s Development Center at The Emerge Center (formerly Baton Rouge Speech and Hearing Foundation); Residential Program at O’Brien House; Individual and Family Counseling at Livingston Youth and Family Counseling; Housing First at Volunteers of America Greater Baton Rouge; Children’s Advocacy Center at Baton Rouge Children’s Advocacy Center; and Out of School Time at Boys and Girls Club of Greater Baton Rouge.
"These six programs demonstrated strong collaboration to leverage resources and increase impact, utilizing best practice models, and strong data measurements that show how clients are better off,” said Steve Windham, Community Impact Cabinet Chair.