Mission: United way of larimer countys mission is to cultivate and mobilize community resources to strengthen the community. We support nonprofit organizations throughout larimer county and work toward positive outcomes in the areas of youth & education and financial stability. Every year, thousands of larimer county children and families benefit from our innovative partnerships and life-changing programs. By bringing together people and cross-sector groups to address issues identified as priorities by larimer county citizens, were building a movement to drive long-term solutions and systemic change that helps people in need today and improves our community for generations to come.
Programs: United way of larimer county partners with local nonprofits to address root causes with research-based strategies that deliver long-lasting, community wide change in the areas of youth & education and financial stability. The total includes: funds distributed as part of the collaborative nonprofit grant process focused on school readiness, youth success, high school graduation and post-secondary success, employment and job training; funds distributed as part of competitive nonprofit grant process focused on basic needs services; womengive childcare scholarships and emergency assistance for single mothers returning to school; grants provided for wildfire disaster relief efforts; support to day service initiative for homeless programs in larimer county; estes park united grants to youth programs in estes park area; and be ready early childhood navigator services through smart start for kids initiative; the long term recovery fund (ltrf) is comprised of dollars collected to support long term recovery efforts post natural disasters in larimer county. The ltrc currently supports the long term recovery efforts of households affected by the september 2013 floods and june 2012 wildfire. The mission of the ltrg is to address the unmet needs of those without resources to rebuild their homes and their lives through a case management process. Cases from the 2012 and 2013 natural disasters are managed and overseen by local case managers who evaluate needs and costs associated with recovery on behalf of residents affected by the flooding and high park fire.
colorado reading corps is a partnership of united way of larimer county, americorps, and serve colorado. It is a nationally replicated program that utilizes americorps members, trained in early intervention literacy strategies, to provide one-on-one tutoring to kindergarten through third grade students who are not reading at grade level. United way implemented the program in thompson school district in august 2014 and expanded the program to estes park in january 2017. Upon completion of the third year of the program in larimer county, results indicated that 807 students were served during the academic year.
the long term recovery fund for larimer county floods was established in september to support the long term recovery efforts of households affected by the september 2013 floods. The mission of the ltrg-lcf is to address the unmet needs of those without resources to rebuild their homes and their lives through a case management process. The ltrg-lcf consists of a group of community organizations in larimer county organized to provide coordinated management of the long-term recovery to residents affected by the flooding. They continue to evaluate/award grant dollars as residents exhaust all federal and state funding resources.