The Children’s Home Network’s role as a United Way Suncoast strategic community partner moves into a new era this month with the launch of a multi-year funding commitment from the venerable nonprofit leader.
United Way Suncoast kicked off its new fiscal year on July 1 by initiating the distribution of a three-year grant that will deliver $153,000 to the Children’s Home Network. We will use the funds to support our Kinship program.
Irene K. Rickus, CEO of the Children’s Home Network expressed excitement about the support.
“These funds from the United Way Suncoast support our Kinship program by providing grandparents and other caregivers with the necessary services, support systems, and connection to resources needed to reduce stress and promote family stability. We are so grateful for this partnership as we continue improving lives and changing life stories.”
The community investment represents a first in United Way Suncoast’s 98-year history — a three-year commitment to 88 nonprofits that will total nearly $18 million by fiscal year 2025. In past years, United Way Suncoast issued annual grants. The new approach will empower the Children’s Home Network to boost the strategic planning behind the program and grow together with United Way Suncoast.
“Our strategic community partners requested a change to multi-year funding and the reasons are clear,” United Way Suncoast CEO Jessica Muroff said. “It’ll create trends and allow us to measure true impact; it’ll reduce the strain of the application process for the partners and UWS, and it’ll strengthen our ability to tell stories and fundraise.”
To learn more about how to give of your time, talent, and treasure, visit www.childrenshomenetwork.org.You can learn more about United Way Suncoast at www.unitedwaysuncoast.org.
About Children’s Home Network
The Children’s Home Network is a local 501 (C)(3) not-for-profit organization that unlocks the potential of nearly 25,000 at-risk children and families by providing compassionate and effective services that create opportunities for success in the Central Florida region. For more information about the Children’s Home Network, visit www.childrenshomenetwork.org