United Way of Chittenden County

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Location: 412 Farrell Street Suite 200 South Burlington VT 05403 USA

Mission: We exist to build a stronger Chittenden County in order to improve peoples' lives. We believe in a shared vision for this community that is absolutely achievable if and when public and private sectors, and community members at large, join together in a shared responsibility for achieving that vision. It cannot be achieved by philanthropy alone. It takes partnership with educators, business leaders, nonprofits, health care providers, law enforcement, government, parents -- EVERYONE working together.
Results: Mobilizing the Community – Lasting Change • Employers participating in Working Bridges are seeing improved retention, advancement and financial stability of their workers (Strategic Initiative) • Every school district in Chittenden County is implementing a shared attendance policy that has resulted in improvements in graduation rates (Chittenden County Truancy Project – Strategic Initiative) • Childcare centers serve our most vulnerable children healthy snacks and hot meals (Childcare Food – Community Partnership) • Burlington’s downtown business district is safer and more welcoming for everyone (Street Outreach – Strategic Initiative) • Free income tax preparation and financial literacy education provided at the workplace is improving financial stability (EITC Outreach and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance – Strategic Initiative)
Direct beneficiaries per year: This year, we will invest: • $2,000,000 in 64 programs at 30 United Way member agencies • $354,500 to support community convening, strategic initiatives and volunteer mobilization • $945,500 leveraged from grants, program fees and other income • $60,000 for Vermont 2-1-1 (50,000 calls expected this year from Vermonters who need help finding help – 30% from Chittenden County) • $8,000 in special response funding to meet emergency needs of local nonprofits or to support strategic planning and merger discussions • $430,000 in donor designations passed through to other United Ways or nonprofit organizations • $2,000,000 in-kind value of over 112,000 volunteer hours worked by more than 6,500 people we connected to volunteer opportunities at over 265 local nonprofits
Geographic areas served: Chittenden County, Vermont
Programs: We focus all of our work in three areas: Education, Income and Health. In those three areas, we make Program Investments, we Mobilize Volunteers and we convene and participate in Strategic Initiatives that take more than one entity. For a complete description of our investmenst in all three for 2012, go to http://www.unitedwaycc.org/assets/Forms--PDFs/Investment-Portfolio-Published-Version-2012.smaller.pdf

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Rating: 5 stars  

A wonderful organization that provides so many vital services to the community, a fine example of excellent management, volunteer engagement, and the dissemination of desperately needed resources.

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All of the people involved with United Way are dedicated and more concerned with others than themselves.

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The United Way of Chittenden County not only wisley distributes community funds to effective and needed charities, they convene important conversations and help to solve problems. They show true leadership.

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