United Way of the Wabash Valley (UWWV) today announced the first grant opportunity issued from their newly formed Financial Management Impact Council.
The council is part of the United Way’s transition, which started over a year ago, to a collective impact focus on the root causes of generational poverty within their 6-county service area of Clay, Parke, Sullivan, Vermillion and Vigo Counties in Indiana and Clark County in Illinois. The new council focuses on promoting financial coaching and income management to our entire community in support of United Way’s bold goal to move 10,000 families out of financial struggles and into stability.
Jennifer Jones, a CPA at Sackrider & Company, Inc., and co-chair of the Financial Management Council explained the new grant opportunity. “Our council knows that many people in our community are struggling financially. According to the Federal Reserve, nearly 40% of Americans do not have enough cash to cover a $400 emergency and we only expect that number to rise based on the recent COVID job losses and economic fall-out.
For the full article, see this week’s edition of the Parke County Sentinel.