By: Nancy McCarthy, Treasure Coast Newspapers
STUART — United Way of Martin County took a major step to make sure children start school ready to learn, graduate more students, lift families and individuals to financial stability and create a healthier community by investing $2,204,848 million in the community in 2018-2019.
Community impact grant awards for 47 local programs and initiatives total $983,042 – a 5 percent increase compared to last year.
Combined with donor designations, United Way of Martin County Foundation funding, CHARACTER COUNTS! mini-grants and literacy initiatives, and internal programs such as CHARACTER COUNTS!, Martin Volunteers and United Way’s White Doves Holiday Project, United Way of Martin County’s total investment in the community is $2,204,848.
Each year, United Way raises funds through workplace or community campaigns, grants and corporate partnerships for programs that assist individuals and families in Martin County struggling to meet basic needs in education, financial stability and health…