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Foothills United Way Inc

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Mission: The mission of the foothills united way, inc. Is to mobilize people and resources to address vital issues and build a stronger, thriving community.

Programs: Foothills united way: foothills united way (fhuw) is dedicated to engaging our community in order to change conditions and improve lives. More than just meeting needs today, it's about creating long-term sustainable positive change. The collective power of the financial, volunteer, and in-kind contributions of our donors and community partners allows for measurable change in fhuw's impact areas: providing for community basic needs, promoting health and healing, supporting children and youth and strengthening seniors.

pie program: the pie program addresses the root causes of poverty through systemic economic changes benefitting the working poor. Program participants open individual development accounts (ida's), which are matched savings accounts, designed to help working low-income and low-wealth families save money for continuing education, capitalizing a business or buying a home. The pie mission is to provide tools that empower low-income residents to save and build assets to strengthen their economic stability. The program provides a maximum match of $3,000 towards the asset purchase of each program participant. Participants in the program must be in the pie program for at least 6 months and may stay up to 30 months. Through 2013, the program has graduated 206 participants as follows: 68 first-time home buyers, 84 post-secondary students, and 54 small business start-ups. At june 30, 2013, the program had 61 participants as follows: 23 first-time home buyers, 11 small business start-ups, and 27 post-secondary students.

launched in february 2011, the nonprofit cultivation center is the result of a collaborative partnership between foothills united way and boulder county government. The nonprofit cultivation center is specifically designed to assist local nonprofit organizations with building and improving their capacity to pursue and achieve their mission. The program accomplishes this objective through three areas of emphasis: professional development, peer groups, and consulting services. The nonprofit cultivation center maintains an extensive training calendar on its website with professional development courses offered in a variety of topics suitable for nonprofit staff and/or volunteers. During 2012, 140 learning opportunities were offered, in addition to an annual 1-day technology summit conference that includes additional opportunities around effective uses of technology for nonprofit organizations. Currently there are four active peer groups meeting regularly for discussions and presentations centered around knowledge sharing, best practices and emerging issues in resource development, finance, programming, and volunteer coordination. The nonprofit cultivation center has identified and qualified eighteen practicing nonprofit consultants who offer services in their particular areas of expertise to local nonprofit organizations through tailored engagements, at a reduced rate. Consulting scholarships are also made available through the program.

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