Murray County Central Public Schools Awarded Small Grant

The United Way of Southwest Minnesota (UWSWMN) Board of Directors recently approved Small Grants in Round II totaling $9,047. The Small Grant 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 $6,000 was also granted by UWSWMN in the Round I grant cycle.

Hunger: Backpack Program of Murray County Central Public Schools

This Small Grant will provide weekend meal opportunities for food insecure students at Murray County Central Public Schools. Grant Award: $4,170. 

The other grant recipient in Round II is the Preventive Dental for Youth Program at Westbrook-Walnut Grove Elementary.

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

Pictured L-R: Nikki Cheskie and Desiree Haupert