Working across sectors and systems: Two United Way Catalyst Fund grants will impact local education and health outcomes

United Way Catalyst FundUnited Way will present two Catalyst Fund grants designed to help organizations working to improve approaches to local education and health challenges tomorrow afternoon.

United Way Catalyst Fund grants are strategically awarded to strengthen the collective impact that cross-sector institutions and systems can have on local education, financial stability and health issues. Through greater collaboration, local groups work together more effectively to address community challenges.

Education: Tomorrow’s first United Way Catalyst Fund presentation is a $75,000 grant to Leadership Memphis for their SUCCESS High School action initiative to increase the college (post secondary) continuation rate at eight Memphis high schools. The grant will be presented during Leadership Memphis’ “executive class day” tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. at the Clark Opera Center on Wolf River Parkway in Memphis.

Health: Tomorrow’s second United Way Catalyst Fund presentation is a $99,900 grant to the Healthy Shelby initiative. Healthy Shelby works to improve local health and patient care while reducing medical costs in the areas of infant mortality, chronic disease and end of life care across Shelby County. The presentation will be made during a meeting of Healthy Shelby’s governance council at 3:00 p.m. at the Benjamin Hooks Library on Poplar Avenue in Memphis.

We will have additional details and photos from the presentations on the United Way News Center this week.

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