2013 United Way Community Impact Grants

County Board Chairman Walter Tejada and United Way of the National Capital Area chief operating officer Kelly Brinkley honor recipients of United Way's Community Impact Fund grants at the Jan. 29 County Board meeting. (Photo by Hyon Smith)

Eighteen Arlington non-profit organizations will share $202,000 in grant funding this year through the Community Impact Fund of United Way of the National Capital Area.

Grant recipients were announced at the Jan. 29 County Board meeting by Kelly Brinkley, chief operating officer of the regional United Way organization.

A total of 20 grants to Arlington groups were awarded out of 51 proposals submitted, Brinkley told board members, with the selection of recipients determined by a local advisory panel that “came together and decided, within the county, what are the needs.”

Grant funds will be awarded to the Arlington Food Assistance Center, Arlington Free Clinic, Arlington Pediatric Center, Arlingtonians Meeting Emergency Needs, Arlington Street People’s Assistance Network, Ayuda, Borromeo Housing, CrisisLink, Doorways for Women and Families, Friends of Guest House, Goodwill of Greater Washington, Just Neighbors, Northern Virginia AIDS Ministry, Northern Virginia Family Service, ReSET, Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN) of Northern Virginia, the Child and Family Network Centers, and the Reading Connection.

“We’re really grateful for all the work our non-profits do. They help our safety net and do tremendous work,” County Board Chairman Walter Tejada said.

Regionally, $1.65 million in Community Impact grants are being awarded, based on contributions from employees at 8,000 workplaces across the region. The funding is in addition to donations made through United Way directly to individual non-profit organizations.