YES is thrilled to be selected as a new grantee partner of the United Way of Massachusetts Bay as part of their reimagined community impact strategy announced in October.
Thank you to the United Way for recognizing our organization’s alignment with these new pillars of giving. These funds will help YES sustain and expand our outdoor and leadership programs for Boston youth. Core programs at YES include Operation SnowSports, Outdoor Adventure, Track & Field, and Leadership Corps. Over 1,200 Boston youth will be impacted during the grant period. The mission of YES aligns perfectly with the United Way’s efforts to help foster communities that are vibrant, abundant and equitable, and we could not be more delighted to begin this exciting new partnership.
About United Way’s New Giving Strategy
In a first-of-a-kind effort to eradicate the conditions that lead to poverty and economic injustice, United Way of Massachusetts Bay has selected 124 organizations – including YES – to receive grant awards totaling more than $56 million ($8 million annually) through 2030.
As part of this multi-year new giving strategy, United Way is prioritizing investment in partners and solutions that create positive, measurable change at the population level. Grant recipients provide direct services or advocate for policy change in the following four areas:
- Economic Inclusion and Wealth Building
- Early Education and Out of School Time (EEOST)
- Education and Career Pathways for Youth and Young Adults
- Safe and Stable Housing
To learn more about this initiative and read the full list of grant recipients, visit: Strategic Partners – United Way of Massachusetts Bay (unitedwaymassbay.org)