Healthy56258 Awarded Small Grant



 The United Way of Southwest Minnesota (UWSWMN) Board of Directors recently approved several Small Grants in Round II totaling $10,500.00. The Small Grants Program is an outreach of the Community Impact funding process. The available amount of grant dollars each year is subject to change. One-time grants, up to $5,000, are awarded to organizations aligned with UWSWMN’s priority areas. More than $21,000 was also granted by UWSWMN in the Round I grant cycle.

Health:  2018-19 Health Core VISTA of Healthy56258

The grant will support a VISTA (Volunteer in Service to America) position for 2018-19. This campus and community partnership will bridge community and institutional efforts around nutrition and mental health and assist in carrying out the SMSU Civic Action Plan. The two focal points of the position are Nutrition Network (healthy education and hunger alliviation) and Mental Health (health education; inclusive environment). Grant Award: $2,500.00

Other grant recipients in Round II are: Active Bodies Make Healthy Bodies Program of Murray County Central Schools and Understanding Self and Others: DBT Adolescent Skills Group of Western Mental Health Center.

Pictured (L to R): Sarah Kicmal (UWSWMN), Judy Pitzl, Pam Rogge, Lynn Schultz, Stacy Frost, Tom Hoff and Bruce Lamprecht.

United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community. In southwest Minnesota, we focus on health, education, financial stability, hunger and safety & well-being. For more information on our commitment to the area, please visit our website at

United Way of Southwest Minnesota is an autonomous, local organization working to create lasting change in people’s lives and the communities we serve in Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Yellow Medicine, and portions of Cottonwood, Lac qui Parle, Nobles and Redwood counties of Minnesota.