On Wednesday, May 9, the United Way of the Laurel Highlands held a press conference to announce allocations for this year’s Community Impact Grants (pictured above: Mike Artim, United Way board chair, at the event).

1889 Foundation is proud to have once again contributed a matching grant of $500,000 to increase the reach and impact of the United Way’s work.┬áThe Community Impact Grants are distributed to high-performing non-profit agencies in Cambria and Somerset Counties that provide evidence-based programming that addresses social change initiatives in three main areas: preparing all children socially, emotionally, and academically for kindergarten; increasing parental knowledge of child development and care; and preventing youth drug and alcohol use.

For much more about the United Way and this year’s allocations, visit the United Way’s website.