Women United to Provide Grants to Local Agencies That Create Opportunities for Women and Children

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United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley Women United celebrate the power of women coming together for a cause with grants of $20,000 to $40,000 

Allentown, PA, February 10, 2020 – Women United invites local agencies and schools that create opportunities for women and children to apply for grants of $20,000 to $40,000.

“Women United is a philanthropic group of business and community leaders dedicated to improving the lives of women, children and families in the Lehigh Valley. We invest in Signature Projects that celebrate the power of women coming together for a cause and believe in the importance of education and its role in building a secure future,” announced Laurie Siebert, President, Women United.

An affinity group of United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley, Women United has invested more than $1.4 million into the local community since 2002.

“Women are the fastest-growing philanthropic group in the world. Locally, it’s really powerful to see leaders from all stages and walks of life united to make a real, lasting impact on the women and children of the Greater Lehigh Valley,” added Marci Lesko, Women United member and Executive Vice President, United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley.

Local organizations and schools may apply for amounts between $20,000 and $40,000, with the average grant award estimated at $25,000. Funding is available for the program year beginning July 1, 2020 to support programs and services in the Greater Lehigh Valley that aim to:

  • Increase high-quality educational opportunities for school readiness for children from birth through age 5
  • Increase economic stability for women
  • Improve literacy skills for women and families
  • Increase girls’ self-esteem, self-efficacy and access to STEM education opportunities
  • Improve emotional wellness of students, especially those exposed to trauma
  • Increase access to school-based programming for children in elementary school
  • And increase access to housing and prevent homelessness for women and children

The Invitation for Applications, including eligibility criteria, is available at www.unitedwayglv.org/wu. The deadline for applications is March 20, 2020. Applicants will be notified of final funding decisions in May 2020.


Mission of United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley

The mission of United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley is to provide the leadership, convene the partnerships, and develop the resources and solutions that improve our community. We remain committed to these goals and sincerely appreciate the continued support of partners, program providers and donors throughout the Lehigh Valley. www.UnitedWayGLV.org


Information provided to TVL by:
Laura McHugh
Director, Communications and Media Relations
United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley
Celebrating 100 years of service to the Lehigh Valley.
1110 American Parkway NE  Suite F-120  Allentown, PA 18109