United Way Announces $750,000+ in Funding to Local Agencies
United Way of Clark, Champaign & Madison Counties has allocated $759,500 to 70 programs from 59 agencies that serve a wide range of local residents.
United Way of Clark, Champaign & Madison Counties will allocate more than $750,000 to non-profit organizations that have a presence in at least one of the three counties.
In the 2019-2020 fiscal year that began July 1, UWCCMC will help 59 agencies by funding 70 programs. Funded programs are determined by local community members who volunteer for impact committees in the three counties. These volunteers read each grant application and decide which programs best serve the county and how to distribute the funding.
“We are thrilled to be able to support so many programs and agencies that are making such a positive impact in our community,” said Kerry Lee Pedraza, executive director of UWCCMC.
This year, a total of $1,029,498 will be allocated. In addition to funding these 70 programs, UWCCMC also funds 2-1-1 and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in these three counties. 2-1-1 is a free, non-emergent community helpline that is available 24/7 to inform and assist individuals in need of local resources. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a free book program that mails an age-appropriate book each month to children in Clark, Champaign and Madison counties from birth to the child’s fifth birthday.
Local programs and organizations had requested more than $1.3 million in funding, leaving a need of $348,000 that was unable to be funded. UWCCMC's 2020 fundraising campaign will kick off in September.
All funds raised in a county by UWCCMC stay in that county, and nonprofit organizations that have a presence in that county are able to apply for funding. Funded programs in Clark, Champaign and Madison counties are: