United Way of Central Maryland

  • Year: 2015 - 2017
  • Category: Grant
  • Location: Baltimore, MD
  • Education Level: All Levels

The United Way of Central Maryland accepted a donation from the foundation to assist in their efforts of providing low income families with the basic building blocks of education, housing, employment, and health. They do so by focusing on a number of issues that hinder a family’s success of achieving a better life. Issues such as lack of housing, health care, healthy food, quality child care, education, stable employment, and much more.

The United Way of Central Maryland helps fight poverty in central Maryland with programs encouraging self-sufficiency. Reports reveal that more than a third of Maryland households – nearly 750,000 – either live in poverty, or qualify at or below the ALICE (Asset, Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) threshold. United Way of Central Maryland works to stabilize ALICE residents – individuals and families who work hard but still cannot afford basic necessities because of Maryland’s high cost of living – and those that fall below the Federal Poverty Level, by focusing on the building blocks of a better life to become self-sufficient: education, employment, housing and health. 

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