Making a Difference with our Grant Partners
United Way donations impact our communities by providing Community Grant Funds to non-profit agencies that improve Child Well-being & Youth Success, Income, and Health in Curry, Roosevelt, Quay, and De Baca Counties.
United Way of Eastern New Mexico Grants provide financial support to local organizations that families depend on everyday. Our competitive grant process utilizes volunteers from the local community to review agency applications and recommend funding amounts. We partner with great organizations that help fighting hunger; stopping abuse, sexual assault, & domestic violence; providing affordable housing, taking care of our elders, and empowering our youth.
Grants are funded with donor funds from that county:
C-Curry, R-Roosevelt, Q-Quay
United Way of Eastern New Mexico 2023 Grants:
Hartley House (CRQ)
Any 501(c)3 non-profit that serves residents of Curry, Roosevelt, Quay, or De Baca Counties may apply for a grant. Every year 20-30 volunteers review the grant applications, listen to presentations from the applying agencies, and submit the recommended funding levels to the UWENM Board of Directors for approval.
Because UWENM funding decisions are made by community volunteers, those decisions best reflect the needs, issues, and values of your community. The Board of Directors feels that this is the best way to ensure that UW stays true to the values of our donors.
Read How United Way of Eastern New Mexico Changes Lives with Our Partner Agencies
Did you know that:
An American is sexually assaulted every 93 seconds?
1 in 3 women and about 1 in 9 men experience sexual harassment in a public place
Arise Sexual Assault services are here for you. Their mission statement is to provide comprehensive care and resources for survivors of sexual assault in Eastern New Mexico
Arise provides free emergency services for individuals who experience sexual assault. They operate a 24/7 crisis line as well as provide community education to prevent and end it. Callers are able to get an advocate on the line who can connect them to a sane nurse that provides advocacy or make referrals.
The hotline is available 365 days a year, but closed on federally recognized holidays. 100% of their funding is used to carry out their mission of ending sexual violence in the community.
Clovis Meals on Wheels
In New Mexico, 285,000 people are facing hunger and, 20%- 30% of those people are senior citizens, homebound, and disabled individuals.
Clovis Meals On Wheels (CMOW) is trying to end that hunger. Clovis Meals On Wheels is a 501(c)(3) organization delivering nutrition-specific meals to the homebound, elderly, and disabled individuals in the city of Clovis, NM.
"Meals on Wheels of Clovis consists of three Programs: Hot Meals, Share the Cost, and Renal Patients. The purpose of our business is to provide a hot, nutritious home delivered meals to the aged, handicapped, and/or disabled. We are not federally funded and depend on United Way to help provide these services. Our Share the Cost program we provide to low-income elderly at our cost and Renal Patients receive meals for free. These two programs would not exist without United Way of Eastern New Mexico."
Curry Resident Senior Meals Association
CRSMA feeds hundreds of seniors every day with a small staff and many devoted volunteers.
At least 5 people volunteer every day.
The purpose of this department is to assist in enriching the lives of Senior Citizens in this community who are 50 years or older. This is accomplished by promoting welfare, happiness, and personal growth through regular social, educational, and recreational activities at the two senior centers sponsored by the city.
Monday - Friday lunch is served from 11 am to 1 pm. The kitchen staff works conscientiously to insure a home-cooked meal. The cost is $8.00 for guests under 60 years old. In addition to the meal association, blood pressure checks are provided on a regular basis at both centers, and then coordinate with the Parks & Recreation department to help sponsor the local 50+ Senior Olympics for all interested seniors in the city and country. Both senior citizen centers also provide space for public health staff to provide flu vaccinations to seniors in the fall and tax preparation for seniors during tax season.
If needed, Clovis' CATS bus comes here daily and they can help you arrange transportation. If interested, here is the website for more information https://www.cityofclovis.org/curry-resident-meals-association-crsma/
The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico
1 in 5 children and 1 in 8 overall in our state experience hunger and currently, the state ranks second worst for hunger among all states.
The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico provides and supports food programs to alleviate hunger and its consequences for children, families, and individuals across Eastern New Mexico. It is committed to upholding the highest standards for food safety.
"The Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico is the largest non-profit feeding organization serving Roosevelt, Curry, De Baca, Quay and Guadalupe Counties in eastern New Mexico. Through its variety of programs including: an onsite pantry in Clovis, a client-choice pantry in Portales, 13 mobile food pantries, the Weekend Backpack Program for 700 students, SNAP Outreach Assistance and Advocacy, and Produce to People pop-ups, the Food Bank and its network of partners serve more than 4,000 individuals and families each month."
Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico
Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails
New Mexico Trails serves approximately 6000 girls and adults all across central and northern New Mexico
Girl-led, expert-approved, and volunteer-supported, Girl Scouts helps girls discover their strengths and change the world. The Girl Scouts of New Mexico mission statement is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
United Way of Eastern New Mexico grants provide valuable, local, in-person training opportunities for Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails, our adult volunteers, and mentors to enrich the Girl Scout Leadership Experience for our local girls (K-12th) in Curry, Roosevelt, Quay, and DeBaca counties.
Regional Manager, Curry, Roosevelt, Quay, Guadalupe, & DeBaca Counties
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity has helped more than 39 million people improve their living conditions since 1976
Habitat for Humanity, founded 47 years ago, is seeking to put God's love into action and brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope for a better future. They want to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness by building basic but adequate housing as well as providing affordable housing alternatives to those who would otherwise be unable to live in a decent quality home of their own. Communities also benefit from this by increased home ownership and home quality among lower-income residents.
With Habitat for Humanity, families and communities transform their lives with the incredible effects of safe and affordable shelter, including improvements in health, safety, child development, economic opportunity, and educational achievement. The collective advocacy efforts of 400+ state and local Habitat organizations have helped 6.6 million people gain increased access to home affordability and stability. Habitat can provide shelter assistance, education, training, and partnerships to the affected individuals who find themselves in unthinkable situations rebuilding after a disaster strikes with your help.
1 in 7 families pays half or more of their income on housing. Take a stand with Habitat for Humanity as they advocate for policies to improve housing affordability as well as ending homelessness and poverty housing.
Did You Know?
15.5 million children in the US live in families in which partner violence occurred at least once in the past year.
Children living in homes with domestic violence have other issues such as house insanity, lack of healthcare, abuse, and isolation.
Hartley House offers a 24-hour domestic violence crisis hotline. On a typical day, there are more than 20,000 phone calls placed to domestic violence hotlines nationwide. Some services that are provided are a shelter for survivors and their kids, individualized safety plans, survivor and children support groups, and community referrals. In some cases, schools may be the only place where the child can really feel safe.
The Hartley House is the local domestic violence prevention agency serving Curry, Roosevelt and Quay Counties. The Hartley House was founded in 1979 by a group of concerned citizens. Since that time it has grown and opened a shelter in Clovis. The Hartley House offers a 24 hour crisis line, crisis intervention, shelter, food, clothing, and assistance completing Orders of Protection, Survivors’ Group, Individual Advocacy and other services necessary for victims of domestic violence. The staff provides individual services to victims and children and strives to help all victims to become survivors who can live an abuse-free life. United Way of Eastern New Mexico has provided funding and support to Hartley House for several years. Without their support, Hartley House could not provide these much-needed services to the three counties served. United Way makes it possible for victims to become survivors and live a happy, healthy life that is free from abuse.
Donna K. Horton
Did You Know:
Children raised in poverty are 32% more likely to remain there than their more fortunate peers.
46.7 million Americans live below the poverty line. 60 million more live one crisis away.
The Salvation Army helps alleviate the symptoms of poverty and works to address the root issues that caused it. The interconnected struggles continue year after year and often span generations. That is why the Salvation Army works to meet the needs of the whole person through short and long-term, assistance. The Salvation Army is committed to meeting human needs without discrimination.
“Our United Way of Eastern New Mexico grant gives us the ability to provide multifaceted assistance to many people in our community across various demographic segments, such as low-income families, seniors, youth, and homeless individuals. Many people must choose between paying one bill over another or even to forgo food! UWENM's support helps us to help them.”
Lieutenants David & Diane Shatto
The Salvation Army
Special Olympics New Mexico
Special Olympics New Mexico serves more than 3,700 athletes statewide offering year-round training and competition in 11 Olympic-style sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities
"...how United Way of Eastern New Mexico grants impact our organization. In short, they have changed the way we operate, especially the way we travel. There was a time, almost 20 years ago, when I first became involved in volunteering for the Special Olympics, that we traveled to any out-of-town sporting event in a caravan of private cars or vans. We had permanent access to a van on loan from ARC (Association of Retarded Citizens), and that was because the head of that local organization at the time was the parent of one of our athletes. On one occasion we borrowed an extra van from a local church to go to the State Track & Field Competition in Albuquerque. It broke down while there; and created tremendous stress and pressure on our leadership as to how we were going to get our athlets home. One of the other teams from Carlsbad had mercy on us and allowed some of our athletes to ride in their charter bus as far as Roswell. The parents of those athletes then had to drive to Roswell to pick up their kids. It was then that we decided that something needed to change as far as how we traveled. That, and the fact that it dawned on us that none of us bad enough insurance on our private vehicles to cover any liabilities in case of an accident resulting in deaths or injuries. So, we decided to seek out funding for charter buses. Someone told us we should apply for the United Way Grant. We did, and it has made all the difference in the world! Being recipients of some of the annual United Way Grant money has made it possible for us to charter buses and provide a much safer and more relaxing way to transport our athletes when we travel out of town. The buses are licensed, bonded, and insured to guarantee us all a safe trip. That was almost 15 years ago. Also, the athletes so enjoy the experience of riding a bus and the camaraderie of traveling together as a team. Some of this grant money also goes to help pay for lodging and other miscellaneous expenses, such as registrations, team shirts, meals, etc. We feel honored and grateful to have been on the receiving end of the United Way's generosity for so long! And we realize that generosity is only possible because of the donations of its contributing members and the payroll deductions of interested private parties! And we are grateful to them also! We feel very blessed!"
Special Olympics Clovis-Portales