UW announces small grant funding

UW announces small grant funding


United Way of Johnson County recently announced allocations of $5,838 being made to four human service organizations through the Community Small Grants Program.

Johnson County agencies receiving these funds are SPARK — Serving, Protecting and Raising Kids, Wings of Hope, the Johnson County Christian Lodge and the Careity Foundation.

These grants are intended to engage the energy and strength of nonprofit organizations such as neighborhood associations and faith-based groups in carrying out strategies related to enhancing the lives of children and adults in Johnson County.

Agencies serving Johnson County not currently partnering with United Way of Johnson County were asked to send in a letter of request for an application for consideration of the small grants committee. Applications were then reviewed and allocations awarded to the following organizations for their listed programs.

Careity Foundation

Careity Foundation assists cancer patients and their families during treatment of cancer through financial, emotional and social needs. Funds received from the Small Grant program will be used to purchase gas vouchers for Johnson County low income cancer patients. The allocation for this program is $1,300.

Johnson County Christian Lodge

Johnson County Christian Lodge has been established to provide shelter to displaced families and individuals and serve as a resource center of local assistance programs and counseling services in order to restore them to a stable, productive life. The small grant funding of $1,300 will help provide dental and vision care and prescriptions for homeless adults and children in Johnson County.


SPARK, which stands for Serving, Protecting and Raising Kids, is a nonprofit organization in Joshua which hosts a back to school fair at the Joshua City Park. The small grant funding of $1,938 will help purchase school supplies for low income children in the Joshua area.

Wings of Hope

Wings of Hope Equitherapy provides equine-assisted activities to adults and children with disabilities. The small grant funding of $1,300 will provide scholarships to low income Johnson County children with disabilities.

"We are very fortunate through generous donations from Johnson County residents to provide the Small Grants program," said Dianne Packwood, executive director for United Way of Johnson County. "Through these programs organizations will enhance the lives of many Johnson County children and adults by providing emergency, health, and educational needs." For information on the Community Small Grant Program or how you can help, contact United Way of Johnson County, 210 Featherstone St. in Cleburne, or call 817645-9153.

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