The United Way of Rockland County and its Board of Directors are pleased to announce the approval to distribute $493,000 in Community Impact Grants to support non profits in Rockland for the next two years.

The UWRC received 33 applications, and after an extensive review process awarded funding to thirteen programs. Collectively, forty-five organizations will work collaboratively to provide the programs.

Community Impact Grant recipients include:

· Association for the Visually Impaired, collaborative partners Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and the Rockland Independent Living Center

· Big Brothers Big Sisters, collaborative partners Dominican College and Spring Valley High School

· Center for Safety and Change, collaborative partner Rockland Child Protective Services

· Childcare Resources of Rockland, collaborative partner Rockland 21C

· Creative Response to Conflict, collaborative partners Parent Child Center, Haverstraw Center, Cornell Cooperative Extension, Rockland Community College and RSVP

· Home Aides of Rockland, collaborative partner Rockland Office for the Aging

· Martin Luther King Center, collaborative partners East Ramapo Schools, Nyack College, Spring Valley Police, Center for Safety and Change, and Rockland Youth Bureau

· Meals on Wheels, collaborative partners Martin Luther King Center, Rockland Department of Health

· Mental Health Association of Rockland, collaborative partners Every Person Influences Children, One-to-One Learning, East Ramapo Schools, Nyack College

· Project Turning Point/Children’s Village, collaborative partners Rockland Youth Bureau

· Rockland 21C, collaborative partners Rockland Americorp, Nanuet Schools, Nyack Schools, East Ramapo Schools and North Rockland Schools

· YMCA, collaborative partners North Rockland High School Extension and Haverstraw Center

· VCS, collaborative partner Haitian American Cultural Social Organization (HACSO)

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