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2019 Partner Grants Awarded!

On the morning of Monday, July 1, 2019 employees and board members representing United Way of Yellowstone County (UWYC) delivered award letters and agreements their 2019 Partner Grant Agencies.

Designed for long-term capacity building and sustainability among partners, these grants are built on trust, mutual learning and respect. Partner Grantees have been thoroughly vetted as effective nonprofits that are working to reduce poverty through early childhood, school success and crisis stabilization strategies. UWYC employees and board members held face-to-face conversations with all Partner Grantees in recent months to deepen existing relationships and to gain better understanding on how they can come together to tackle complex problems facing Yellowstone County.



Recent philanthropy research clearly shows patterns of frustration and wasted energy on both the grantee and funder ends. UWYC seeks to move away from unproductive funder habits toward trust-based philanthropy designed to empower grantees. This includes longer, multi-year grant periods, fewer restrictions on use, and simpler reporting and application processes.

According to UWYC President and CEO, Carol Burton: “We are have designed Partner Grants to give our valued partners the time and freedom they need to do what they know best.”


Click on the photos to learn more about our partners!