About United Way Grants


In 2017, United Way Battlement to the Bells (UWBB) is moving its focus and programs to underscore the recognized community-impact model – measureable outcomes for local work and projects that combine and connect resources offered by individual nonprofit organizations.

We aim to transform our annual grant-making process, which traditionally has included our UWBB Grants Committee’s annual review of prospective nonprofit-grantees’ funding requests (organizational mission, financial results, board management, offered programs, etc.).

Going forward, we will focus on selecting for funding those worthy nonprofits that strive to collaborate and to work cooperatively on projects that underscore our United Way Battlement to the Bells credo: United, we help change our community for good.


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DixonLiveUnited-9579Phase 34 FEMA/Emergency Food & Shelter Program Information

Phase 34 FEMA/Emergency Food and Shelter Program Monies Available

Garfield County has been awarded $6,144 in Federal funds from the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) under the Emergency Food and Shelter (EFSP) National Board Program.

The Local Board, overseen by United Way Battlement to the Bells, will distribute the funds appropriated by the U.S. Congress to help expand capacity of food and shelter programs in deemed high-need areas in the United States. In addition to United Way Battlement to the Bells, the Local Board overseeing the Garfield County EFSP program funds includes representatives from American Red Cross, The Salvation Army and other nonprofit officials who will determine distributions of funds to local, qualifying programs offering emergency-food-and-shelter services.

Public agencies and private voluntary organizations interested in applying for EFSP funds must contact Local Board Chair Traci Gurley-Tomashosky, United Way Battlement to the Bells: (970) 625-8189 or traci@unitedwaybb.org.

Application deadline is 10 a.m., Wednesday, November 15, 2017.