United Way Opens Application Period for Danbury Collaborative Awards


Awards up to $20,000 will honor work of collective impact/collaborative projects
that improve the lives of city residents

United Way of Western Connecticut (UWWC) is proud to announce it is accepting applications for the 2017-18 Danbury Collaborative Awards through Tuesday, September 26, 2017.

The Danbury Collaborative Awards will be awarded to a Danbury based collaborative or collective impact effort that brings together non-profits, businesses, faith community and/or public entities (such as schools, public agencies, local government entities) to improve the lives of the city’s residents.

“The purpose behind the Danbury Collaborative Awards will be to honor the work of those in our city coming together to combat a wide-scale problem and improve lives,” said Kimberly Morgan, UWWC Chief Executive Officer. “The awards will help great work in our city continue.”

"Collaboration is imperative in today's new economy," said Mayor Boughton. "As a City, we collectively celebrate the efforts of those who work together and seek to improve the lives of others. This initiative exemplifies our commitment to helping those in the city through a new framework that we hope can be used a model throughout the state."

A review team made up of Danbury citizens will choose the three top candidates from the applicants. UWWC will convene the team and facilitate the process. The top three recommended collaboratives will be presented to the Mayor of the City of Danbury, who will make the final decision about the first, second, and third place award winners. Awards will range from $20,000 to $7,500.

Applications can accessed via UWWC’s website at: www.uwwesternct.org/grant-opportunities. The deadline for applications is Tuesday, September 26, 2017. For more information about the Danbury Collaborative Awards or the application process, please contact UWWC Community Impact Coordinator Caroline LaFleur at 203-297-6307. 


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