United Way of the Greater Triangle Awards $5.3 Million to Area Nonprofits

The United Way of the Greater Triangle in Raleigh, North Carolina, has awarded more than $5.3 million to local nonprofits, the Durham Herald-Sun reports.

During its 2012 fundraising campaign, UWGT raised $10.6 million, including donations pre-designated for specific causes and groups. The organization awarded those funds to sixteen new nonprofits on top of the seventy-one organizations it already supported, with approximately half the total allocated to health-related nonprofits, 35 percent ear-marked for education efforts, and 13 percent awarded in support of financial-stability programs. Within those categories, UWGT allocated funds to five areas: affordable permanent housing; financial management; sustaining employment and income support; food and other basic needs; and access to health care.

Recipients include Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Triangle, Durham Literacy Center, and the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina.

"We anticipate great success from our new focus and new direction," said UWGT CEO Mark Koonce. "And [we] look forward to continued great relationships with agencies and people throughout the region."