Coats for Kids

STEM mobile learning lab

Read Talk Play Everyday

American Falls preschool scholarships

Community-led Early Learning

ALICE in the Crosscurrents

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Ride United

Get Healthy Idaho

Community Investments

Teaming up for Tomorrow 2022-25

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A love letter to United Way

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Foothills of Southeastern Idaho

I grew up in Southeastern Idaho and have raised my family here. I pursued a degree ­­in psychology with an eye toward helping people. My area of chosen study was driven by my desire give back to my community through service. I came to United Way of Southeastern Idaho five years ago.   I knew

Shantay at awards event

“When you know, you know”

Much like my colleague, Ginny Hoyle, Director of Communication and Outreach, I absolutely believe it was the “universe stuff”that brought me to UWSEI. The opportunity surfaced at a time in my life when I least expected it, but at time when my internal guidance was most open to it! I have long been guided to help

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POCATELLO, ID, July 27, 2022 – The United Way of Southeastern Idaho has awarded $307,651 to local nonprofits through their annual competitive grant process. These grants fund programs across Southeastern Idaho that address housing stability and shelter, food insecurity, access to primary and mental healthcare and improving educational outcomes.   “Forty-four percent of Southeastern Idaho

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2022 Awards Lunch

2022 AWARDS LUNCH CELEBRATE AND HONOR PARTNERS THAT HELP STABILIZE FAMILIES IN NEED At the United Way of Southeastern Idaho 2022 Awards Lunch on May 18 we came together to celebrate and honor the businesses, volunteers, and local nonprofit agencies that stabilize families in need in Southeastern Idaho. Most notably to celebrate is the news


POCATELLO, ID, May 18, 2022 – The United Way of Southeastern Idaho announced Thursday its new CEO – Pocatello’s Shantay Bloxham. Bloxham, who has more than a decade of experience in leadership at Southeastern Idaho Community Action Agency, will officially start on June 6. She replaces Kevin Bailey, who resigned in June 2021 to become

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BOISE, IDAHO – As part of a statewide collaborative, Idaho Health Data Exchange (IHDE) in partnership with United Way of Treasure Valley and other community-based organizations is excited to announce the launch of  The creation of began with the recognition of a problem: the state of Idaho is resource rich but navigating resources can be

Simplot awarding check

POCATELLO, ID, Feb. 24, 2022 – At a media event on Thursday, the employees of Pocatello’s J.R. Simplot Co. presented a ceremonial check in the amount of $122,242 that will provide critical support for community members in need.   Through an annual workplace giving campaign, Simplot employees signed up to give to United Way of

Beauty and the Brunch

POCATELLO, ID, March 24, 2022 – The United Way of Southeastern Idaho’s volunteer group Women United will host its first spring fundraiser, Beauty and the Brunch, on April 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Grand Idaho Inn & Suites.   “We have a wonderful panel of women who will share their wisdom and

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Portneuf Health Trust Gives $135K

PORTNEUF HEALTH TRUST GIVES $135K TO ELEVATE COMMUNITY HEALTH PROGRAMS IN SOUTHEASTERN IDAHO POCATELLO, ID, Jan. 27, 2022 – At a media event on Thursday, Pocatello’s Portneuf Health Trust announced a gift of $135,000 to the United Way of Southeastern Idaho that will provide critical support for community nonprofits focused on health in our region.  

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Have you ever had one of those moments that can only be described as “universe stuff”? Reading the job description for the Community Resources Manager position at the United Way of Southeastern Idaho was one of those moments for me. The job description matched so closely with my skills and my personality. I had to

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When the community unites to solve a problem, it’s amazing to see the results we can achieve together. In January, the United Way of Southeastern Idaho awarded an emergency grant of $8,000 to Valley Mission to create a solution for sheltering homeless individuals on cold winter nights. Due to COVID-19, the community was not able to rely

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Uniting Women to Help Others

I am new to United Way of Southeastern Idaho (UWSEI) and, in fact, United Way as a whole. I am a volunteer with AmeriCorps VISTA and am fortunate to be assigned here. I was familiar with United Way but did not have a comprehensive understanding of their role and contributions to their communities. I feel like I won

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By: Holly Mecham I started running eight years ago when I decided that the “someday I want to start running” was now. I wanted to do something healthy, work on my fitness and challenge myself. Before I started, I honestly couldn’t run a block so I started off slow…and just started building. Then a friend

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