TCUW Receives Grant from Dutch Bros Foundation
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 1, 2020
LEWISTON, Idaho – Twin County United Way of the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley has received a $3,900 grant from the Dutch Bros Foundation to assist the organization with local relief efforts associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.
The grant is part of a $1 million commitment made by Dutch Bros Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Dutch Bros Coffee, to organizations in seven western states where its coffee shops are located. According to Dutch Bros Foundation officials, partnering with local United Ways allows the grants to make an immediate impact in areas hit the hardest by the pandemic.
The Twin County United Way board of directors will decide in the next week how to use the money and make the biggest impact through its safety net fund, which addresses health, income and education issues in the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley.
As part of the grant, TCUW is expected to invest the grant in an expedient manner and report back to the Dutch Bros. Foundation on how the money was used.
“The generosity of great organizations like the Dutch Bros Foundation allows us to help the folks in the Valley most in need,” said Scott Corbitt, President of the Board of Directors for TCUW. “We are blessed to have amazing companies like this in our community that are willing to contribute to making the Valley a better place to live. Thank you so much, Dutch Bros Foundation!”
“We know how fortunate we are to be in a position to support our friends, families and communities,” said Katie Hutchinson, vice president of philanthropy at Dutch Bros Coffee. “We’re all working to find ways to make a difference during these difficult times. We’re grateful for the opportunity to work with United Way to do what is at the heart of our company – making a massive difference and helping people.”
About the Twin County United Way
The Twin County United Way works to identify needs, unite people and share resources to improve lives of those in Nez Perce and Asotin counties. The United Way focuses on identifying the most critical community needs in three areas: education, health and income. Then, it works to secure resources and provide coordinated support for local nonprofit partners working to address these needs. More information can be found at www.tcuw.org.