2020 Community Investments

United Way of Eddy County's Community Impact Grant helps ensure that all individuals and families in Eddy County:

  • Achieve their potential through education

  • Are healthy and safe

  • Are financially stable

  • Live life with dignity

Community Impact Grants

Our Community Impact Grants improve the lives of the most vulnerable by providing program grants to excellent nonprofit programs that help support the citizens of Eddy County through an annual, competitive application. These grants are made in alignment with research and community input to determine ideal community conditions and the strategies used to achieve them.

United Way of Eddy County is currently supporting 23 projects and programs, totaling almost $510,000.

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EDUCATION

During the after school program, youth in grades K-12 have the opportunity to participate in content specific tutoring, homework assistance, healthy living/prevention of substance abuse and negative behaviors and positive
behavior intervention supports.

Program:  Afterschool Learning

Program of: CARLSBAD BOYS & GIRLS CLUB

Grant Amount: $69,738

Donor Designation:  $12,461

TOTAL FUNDING:  $82,199

 

 

FINANCIAL STABILITY

Food Distribution: Calvary Assembly gives away over 25,000 pounds of food on the third Saturday of every month. This averages out to a cost of approximately $5.00 per family.    

                                                                                                                                                         Hot Meals:  Calvary Assembly provides free hot meals every Monday night at 6:00 pm to anyone in need in the community. Plans are underway to add an additional hot meal on Thursday evenings.

Programs:  Food Distribution and Hot Meals

Program of: Calvary Assembly of God

Food Pantry Distribution: $4,875

Hot Meals Program: Grant Amount: $9,204

Donor Designation:  $1,480

TOTAL FUNDING:  $15,559

 

 

HEALTH

The Batterers Intervention Program (BIP) is a program designed to help Domestic Violence Offenders. Whether they are court ordered, referred through probation and parole, the Children, Youth and Families Department, or self referred, the program is a 52 week long course where the perpetrators are taught different ways to handle their  anger and abuse. 

Program:  Batterers Intervention Program

Program of: CARLSBAD BATTERED FAMILIES SHELTER

Grant Amount: $40,168

Donor Designation:  $7,997

TOTAL FUNDING:  $48,165

 

 

EDUCTION

Teen Court is an innovative program that introduces middle and high school students to a real-life courtroom environment, with the primary participants being the teens themselves. Teens serve as the jury, as well as prosecuting and defense attorneys during each hearing.  Local judges and attorneys, all of whom volunteer their time, preside over the court proceedings and mentor the youth. The process must be completed successfully by the defendant or the case is returned to the referring agency, in which case, the defendant receives any deferment pending on their case from that referring agency. All referrals come from Municipal Court, Magistrate Court, Juvenile Probation Office, and Carlsbad Municipal School District.

Programs: Teen Court and Prevention In Motion

Program of: CARLSBAD ANTI-DRUG/GANG COALITION

Teen Court: $19,531

Prevention In Motion: $9,000

Donor Designation:  $1,334

TOTAL FUNDING:  $29,865

 

 

HEALTH/FINANCIAL STABILITY

 

Carlsbad Community of Hope Center addresses the needs of homeless people.  It is a place to empower them and help them integrate back into society with resources.  Veterans can also receive assistance from a VA Specialist. The goal is to work with each individual on their specific needs, to help them acheive independence, and to end a life of homelessness.

Program:  Homeless Shelter and Resource Center

Program of: CARLSBAD COMMUNITY OF HOPE

Grant Amount: $35,000

Donor Designation:  $2,182

TOTAL FUNDING:  $37,846

 

 

HEALTH

Lifehouse operates sober living facilities to help individuals transitioning from substance abuse treatment or incarceration to sustainably sober, abundant life. Lifehouse provides a safe environment with accountability and quality housing. We provide training in
life and practical skills, as well as facilitating opportunities for healthy relationships with God and others through mentoring and bible study. Lifehouse partners with existing resources in the community to provide mental health, 12 step recovery, education, and other
assistance to our residents.

Program:  Soberliving Facility 

Program of: CARLSBAD LIFEHOUSE, INC

Grant Amount: $23,437

Donor Designation:  $ 362

TOTAL FUNDING:  $23,799

 

 

HEALTH/FINANCIAL STABILITY

To place clients into safe and secure housing in one of our 4 owned houses and 1 housethat is  provided by Carlsbad First Assembly of God. Also provide nightly shelter in our 8 bedroom facility.

Programs:  Emergency Shelter and Transitional Houses

Program of: CARLSBAD TRANSITIONAL HOUSING & HOMELESS SHELTER

Transitional Housing: $35,000

Emergency Shelter:  $35,000

Donor Designation:  $1,570

TOTAL FUNDING:  $71,570

 

 

HEALTH

The Community Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Education Programs consist of many components, including: Child Abuse Prevention Programs for educators & students in grades PD-12 - all public and private schools in Carlsbad and Loving, adult prevention and awareness education, reporting training, awareness programs to local community and civic groups, CAC service brochures are distributed to other service agencies, and quarterly community and MDT trainings are facilitated.

Program:  Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Education

Program of: CAVERN CITY CHILD ADVOCACY CENTER

Prevention & Awareness Education Program

Grant Amount: $6,250

Donor Designation:  $ 450

TOTAL FUNDING:  $6,700

 

 

HEALTH

Advocacy for abused and neglected children. Volunteers work directly with children to be their voice within the court system.  

Program:  Volunteer Training 

Program of: EDDY COUNTY CASA

Grant Amount: $28,832

Donor Designation:  $1,843

TOTAL FUNDING:  $30,675

 

 

HEALTH/FINANCIAL STABILITY

Ronald McDonald House Charities helps sustains families and keeps them close to their ill children, which has significant long-term positive outcomes as they access the healthcare their children need.  We help transform the lives of the children and families who desperately need lodging, support and access to resources during their medical crisis.

Program:  Housing for South Eddy Residents

Program of: RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES OF NM

Grant Amount: $8,719

Donor Designation:  $2,080

TOTAL FUNDING:  $10,799

 

 

HEALTH

SOUTHEAST NM VETERANS TRANSPORTATION NETWORK

Our organization provides no cost transportation to military veterans which allows them to go to any medical appointments at any facility located in SE New Mexico and West Texas. This transportation is free of charge to the veteran.  

Program:  Transportation for Veterans

Program of: SOUTHEAST NM VETERANS TRANSPORTATION NETWORK

Grant Amount: $7,500

Donor Designation:  $1,468

TOTAL FUNDING:  $8,968

 

 

HEALTH

The purpose of the Southeast New Mexico Community Action Corporation Senior Citizens Program is to aid senior citizens in maintaining a high quality of life, by avoiding malnutrition and assisting them to remain independent and healthy within their home. They provide eligible citizens nutritious meals that meet the 1/3 of their daily nutritional requirements in a congregate setting which allows for socialization. Meals are also provided via home-delivery to individuals who are at high nutritional risk, frail and cannot prepare the meals themselves and/or who have limited support and/or have the greatest economic need.

Program:  Meals for Senior Citizens

Program of: SOUTHEAST NEW MEXICO COMMUNITY ACTION CORP

Basic Need| South Eddy County

Grant Amount: $72,500

Donor Designation:  $ 2,014

TOTAL FUNDING:  $74,514

ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS SUPPORTED BY UNITED WAY OF EDDY COUNTY:

                

 

EMERGING COMMUNITY NEEDS GRANTS 

CALVARY ASSEMBLY OF GOD - FOOD

DISTRIBUTION PROGRAM

Equipment Purchase:  Fork Lift      

Calvary Assembly Food Distribution serves over 25,000 pounds of food every month to over 150 families.  The ability to unload the food delivered from Roadrunner Food Bank is essential to being able to adequately distribute food.  The fork lift will aid to accomplish our mission to serve our community.                                                                                                                                                  

 

Basic Need| South Eddy County

Grant Amount: $5,000

 
LANDSUN HOMES

Education for Nursing Staff

A certified nurse assistant sponsorship program covers the cost of tuition, books, fees, and supplies. This program allows current employees to remain working, while increasing education and skills. This program alleviates the cost
associated with increasing a worker's education and provide an opportunity for advancement.

Basic Need| South Eddy County
Grant Amount: $10,000
 
 
CAVERN CITY CHILD ADVOCACY CENTER

SE NM Crimes Against Children Conference 

The Child Advocacy Center is hosting its 2nd SE NM Crimes Against Children Conference. This year the focus is human trafficking.  This emerging needs grant will pay for up to 100 participants from South Eddy County to attend the conference at no charge.  It is essential that individuals that work with human trafficking have the knowledge in identifying it.  The intent of the grant is to allow those needing the information from South Eddy County to attend no matter their ability to pay.  

Basic Need| South Eddy County
Grant Amount: $7,500