Vermont Women’s Fund Awards GMUW $10,000 to Support Working Bridges
Vermont Women’s Fund Awards GMUW $10,000 to Support Working Bridges

Vermont Women’s Fund Awards GMUW $10,000 to Support Working Bridges

Green Mountain United Way Receives $10,000 Grant from Vermont Women’s Fund to Directly
Support Local Vermont Working Families

Barre – Green Mountain United Way is thrilled to receive a $10,000 grant from Vermont Women’s Fund to help continue to support and expand the Working Bridges program throughout Central Vermont and the Northeast Kingdom. 

Everyday, Working Bridges resource coordinators meet with local employees at their place of work and help them navigate different life stressors, in particular, financial issues that come up as a result of increasing food, gas, and heating costs. 

“We are incredibly grateful for this continued investment and belief in our work,” said Tawnya Kristen, Executive Director of Green Mountain United Way.

“We are incredibly grateful for this continued investment and belief in our work,” said Tawnya Kristen, Executive Director of Green Mountain United Way. “This partnership is such a great demonstration of harnessing the power of collaboration to address complex issues. We look forward to demonstrating the success this funding will undoubtedly support and the benefits provided to women in our shared community,”

Programs under Green Mountain United Way like Working Bridges most recently helped working Vermonters like Kelly, who was struggling to continue paying for heat into the spring and get new tires for her car so she could safely get to work. This program is just one of several at Green Mountain United Way that rely on collective partnerships and investments from partners in our community, local businesses, and individuals in order to continue to support our local working Vermont families. For more information on Working Bridges, please visit http://gmunitedway.org or email info@gmunitedway.org

The Vermont Women’s Fund is the first and largest philanthropic resource in the state founded specifically to advance women and girls in Vermont. Founded in 1994, it is a component fund of the Vermont Community Foundation and awards annual grants to nonprofits around the state that serve women and girls with programs that promote economic self-sufficiency, career development, and systems change. Learn more at vermontwomensfund.org.

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