Mini Grant Awardees

Aliquippa Impact Aliquippa Impact

Aliquippa Impact enriches area youth through Developmental Assets, Positive Youth Development, Compassionate Presence and Hope and Resilience. “This grant will provide daily snacks to youth at our summer day camp and help offset the increased cost of food,” said Brandie Pupi, Executive Director. “We are thankful for the local support and partnership.”


Beaver County Educational TrustBeaver County Educational Trust

The Beaver County Educational Trust’s Growing Books Program is focused on going beyond the schools and reaches out to the families and households within our entire community. “Elevating childhood literacy is central to the mission of the Beaver County Educational Trust,” said Jamie Connelly, Executive Director. “For more than two decades our Growing with Books program has delivered books to families in our community nurturing development through storytelling and reading. And through the generous ALICE grant provided by the United Way of Beaver County, we will be able to enhance the diversity of this program with multilingual offerings.”


Tiger PauseTiger Pause

Tiger Pause Youth Ministry is a Christ-centered organization that cultivates community by offering holistic programs to Beaver County’s young people and their families. “Our Mission at Tiger Pause is one that requires the helping hands of like-minded people,” said Shane Collier of Tiger Pause. “The United Way of Beaver County has empowered our ministry time and time again to continue impacting the lives of our youth and our community and with this grant we can expand our reach even further and carry on the Lord’s work to more people and places!”


Center for HopeCenter for Hope

The Center for Hope is a faith-based, nonprofit organization dedicated to providing food, clothing, education and youth programs to underserved residents of Ambridge, PA. “We are very appreciative of the financial support given to us through the United Way of Beaver County ALICE Mini Grant,” said Sue Otto, Director of Center for Hope. “This grant will help us provide area children from our underserved community a safe place to learn life skills starting in September. Thank you to the caring sponsors who provided this wonderful financial support.”


CommunicycleCommunicycle Beaver County

Communicycle uses bikes to bring people and like-minded community organizations together, in order to maximize the opportunity for real and lasting change in both individual’s lives and entire communities. "These funds will help Communicycle to ensure the availability, quality and safety of the 1,000 refurbished bicycles we plan to distribute during our "Spring Surge" community events," said Clara Montanari of Communicycle. "Those bicycles provide recreation (children and families riding), transportation (to work, to the store and appointments), and socialization (expanding the reachable community of friends) to those we serve."


Crop & KettleCrop & Kettle

Crop & Kettle utilizes the food system to provide job training and social development to members of the community who are eager to overcome their current obstacles to employment. "Crop & Kettle is humbled and honored by the show of generosity and support for our program," said Timothy Iman, Founder and Executive Director. "It is a reminder of the power of community and how our lives are collectively enriched when we all selflessly serve together. These funds will help Crop & Kettle achieve its goal of expanding student enrollment by up to 30 percent in the year ahead."


Families Matter Food PantryFamiliesMatter Food Pantry

FamiliesMatter Food Pantry exists to provide relief from food insecurities in Western Pennsylvania by serving all families in need with programs that offer food, promote the value of nutrition, increase self-sufficiency, and instill hope. "The award monies from this grant are such a blessing to our organization," said Rachel Triscila, Co-Director of FamiliesMatter. "We are currently feeding 500 families on a weekly basis and often have to fill the gap with monthly food orders so that we have enough food to distribute to our families. With rising costs, we are seeing an increase of families that are facing food insecurity. Since our organization relies on donations from the community and grants to be funded, this will help alleviate some of our monthly food costs."


Healing Hunger Beaver CountyHealing Hunger Beaver County

Healing Hunger Beaver County is alleviating hunger through building relationships in Aliquippa and surrounding communities. "We are so thankful for the support of the United Way of Beaver County through the ALICE grant program," said Amy Kelly, President. "The ALICE grant provides much needed to support to alleviate hunger in our community, especially for children whose family's vulnerable finances leave them without nourishing meals regularly. This generous funding allows us to expand our outreach by providing our community with 2,000 additional meals this year."


Neighborhood North Museum of PlayNeighborhood North Museum of Play

Neighborhood North envisions our diverse communities strengthened by families through playing, making, and innovating together. "We are so grateful to have received one of the grants through the ALICE Fund," said Christine Kroger. "This grant will allow us to continue expanding our partnership with the TrailBlazer program to serve students all over Beaver County with our arts-enriched after school program."


St. Vincent dePaulSociety of St. Vincent DePaul, Our Lady of the Valley Conference

"Vincentians are excited to receive the ALICE mini-grant to support Our Lady of the Valley Food Pantry operation as the number of families seeking relief from food insecurity rapidly rises," said John Cogis, President. "Visitors currently using our Food Pantry openly discuss the impact that food insecurity has on their families, and they express their gratitude for the tine spent at our pantry sharing a little friendship. They carry home prepared food boxes and a food voucher to meet their individual needs. Their smiles are a ray of hope."


The Center in Midland The Center in Midland

"This grant will allow us to continue to support the lives of so many beautiful children through our youth development programs," said Jen Miller, Executive Director. "The Center serves more than 100 youth in K-12th grade each week through our year-round youth development programs where students are provided healthy meals, educational support, mentoring, off-site trips and events, camps, leadership development, and 12 enrichment classes in areas such as STEM, music, cooking, and the arts. This grant will allow us to continue to provide excellent programs which support the lives of so many beautiful children and youth."


Franklin CenterFranklin Center of Beaver County

The Franklin Center of Beaver county ensures access to human service programs, housing, medical care, banking services, business financial assistance, educational opportunities, the arts, and workforce development for those in need. "Insufficient financial resources make it challenging for families to afford rent and utility payments, potentially resulting in overcrowding, homelessness, or residing in inadequate living conditions," said Cheryl King, Executive Director. "The significance of this ALICE grant offered by the United Way of Beaver County lies in family stability as the grant will enable the Franklin Center of Beaver County to help families who exceed income thresholds for specific assistance programs but still struggle to afford housing or utilities."