United Way Announces $1 Million In Community Group Funding

May 31, 2012

United Way of Escambia County announced Thursday that $1,036,680 will be awarded to area non-profit agencies.

Ten new programs will receiving funding this year, spreading the United Way’s impact to 45 programs at 34 agencies. Programs with locations in North Escambia that received funding included $10,000 for the Health & Hope Clinic, which has a location in Century, and $10,000 for the Leaning Post Ranch in Molino.

Fifty United Way donors dedicated more than 40 hours of volunteer service over a nine-week period to evaluate applications, tour program sites and listen to oral presentations on requests. The volunteers then made recommendations to United Way’s Board of Directors on how donations should be distributed in the most effective way possible.

“The most remarkable part of this process is that United Way donors are making the decisions about how their contributions will make the most difference in our community,” said Andrea Farage, president/CEO of United Way of Escambia County. “They invested a lot time to ensure that funding was awarded to those programs that could produce measurable and impactful results.”

This year, 50 programs applied for funding. United way estimated that about 160,000 children and adults in the community will be positively impacted by the donations awarded to the programs.

Pictured top: The Health & Hope Clinic, with a location in Century, received $10,000 in funding from United Way. Pictured below: The Leaning Post Ranch in Molino also receiving $10,000. NorthEscambia.com file photos, click to enlarge.


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