Women United, an affinity group of United Way of Thurston County, has awarded nine local organizations $82,579 in grants for projects promoting financial stability and self-sufficiency for women and girls in Thurston County.

Here is the list of grant award recipients:

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Washington
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Thurston County
  • CIELO- Transforming Lives
  • Expanding Your Horizons
  • Family Support Center of South Sound
  • Thurston County Volunteer Legal Service
  • Washington Center for Women in Business
  • YWCA of Olympia

“Women United seeks to lead the charge in our community and to inspire change for women and girls in Thurston County,” notes┬áMartha Wagner Engle, chair of the volunteer group. “With these grants we know that together we can create lasting change to lift up entire communities.”