December 08 2022 0comment

United Way Announces Annual Safety Net Funding Opportunity

United Way of the Wabash Valley announced their annual grant opportunity available to organizations providing safety net or vital emergency assistance for need in the community. Safety net programs are programs designed to address immediate needs with emergency assistance such as food, shelter, and/or clothing services.

The United Way’s bold goal is to move 10,000 families out of financial struggles and into stability. They are utilizing a focused approach in the areas of education, health, financial stability, as well as overall community building to address the root causes of generational poverty. However, they understand that those walking a financial tightrope may need assistance today as we work on implementing long-term solutions. Safety net services play a pivotal role in closing the gap for community members in desperate need.

Dorothy Chambers, the Community Impact Manager of the United Way of the Wabash Valley explained, “Safety net is an investment that United Way makes in the Wabash Valley on a yearly basis.  We know that to help individuals and families with their long-term goals we must address their emergency struggles of today.  Our hope is that these services will begin a pathway to future success as we work to build a stronger Wabash Valley.”

The Safety Net grant opportunity is open to any organization providing immediate and emergency assistance of vital needs such as food, shelter, and clothing in the United Way’s 6-county service area of Clay, Parke, Sullivan, Vermillion and Vigo in Indiana, and Clark in Illinois.  Organizations interested in applying for the Safety Net grant opportunity can find the application link and a full definition of safety net services on the United Way website at  There will be a virtual informational meeting that is highly recommended for all applicants regarding the steps for application and what programs are considered safety net on January 4th at 5:00 PM.  The full application is due on Friday, February 3rd at 4:00 PM EST.  If you have questions or would like to RSVP to the informational meeting contact Dorothy Chambers at [email protected] or 812-235-6287.