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United Way of Greater Atlanta aives away $3.6 million, promotes collaboration

December 24,2013

CAP Member, The United Way of Greater Atlanta, awarded four local teams a total of $3.6 million over the next three years to lead transformation in their communities. Milton Little, president and CEO of Atlanta’s United Way, said the social and human services organization has been looking for ways to promote collaboration between various sectors -- public, nonprofit and private -- to tackle the core human service needs in the region.  It launched the “Dare to Forget the Box” competition so agencies and organizations could join forces and seek funding for programs in the areas of early education, workforce readiness, health care, housing and self-sufficiency.

Little said the goal was to “find a way to create systematic change.”  United Way originally set out to offer a total of $3 million in grants for its “Dare to Forget the Box” initiative. It received 170 expressions of interest and 64 applications that were reviewed by about 40 experts from the 13-county region.

-Courtesy, Atlanta Business Chronicle