Transportation organization keeps on trucking thanks to grants
March 15, 2013
Across the United States, there are a number of people who do not drive. Some simply cannot afford cards, there are people who have never learned and others cannot because of a disability or age, among many other reasons. However, numerous organizations have cropped up in an effort to get people who face such hardships where they need to go, and they have been spurred on by fundraising for nonprofit groups.
For instance, Via, a Colorado-based nonprofit, was recently given $154,000 in grants from foundations, hospitals and other community organizations interested in keeping the efforts rolling on, according to the Boulder Country Business Report.
So far, the news source reported, the nonprofit group has provided transportation information to 500 people in the area, while workers went on more than 130,000 trips with 2,270 individuals who have mobility challenges.
The BCBR indicated that administrators plan to use the funds to provide wider transportation, training and information and referrals.
This is not the first time that a group dedicated to helping those facing these sorts of obstacles received grants to provide transportation. Notably, the Sun News reported, Ohio's SHC/The Arc of Medina County bought a vehicle and trained workers with the help of a grant, and formed the Medina County Transit.
Nonprofit organizations that hope to benefit from large grant-giving opportunities can improve their chances of being selected for awards when they use nonprofit financial management programs. These solutions can generate data-driven reports for various stakeholders.