United Way accepting applications for 2018 allocations

Application deadline is Oct. 6

By Dave Bezusko - Executive Director - United Way of Logan County

The United Way of Logan County is accepting funding requests from local social service agencies to access funds from its current fall campaign. To become a United Way Funded Agency and to receive funding through the regular allocations process for 2018, organizations must serve Logan County and agree to abide by United Way’s Code of Regulations as a Funded Agency. An emphasis will be placed on programs that meet needs in United Way’s impact areas of education, income and health as well as those filling gaps identified in the 2015 Community Needs Assessment.

The open application window runs from now through Friday, Oct. 6. Applications are available by contacting United Way at (937) 592-2886 or by visiting www.uwlogan.org.

United Way awarded $573,047 to 27 local Funded Agencies through its regular allocations process alone for 2017. Funded Agencies include: American Red Cross ($6,861), Boy Scouts of America Tecumseh Council ($6,208), Bridges Community Action Partnership ($7,000), Catholic Charities of Southwestern Ohio ($105,000), Consolidated Care ($28,387), Discovery Riders ($22,913), Dolly Parton Imagination Library ($48,437), Don M. & Margaret Hilliker YMCA ($16,000), Girl Scouts of Western Ohio ($10,000), Green Hills DayBreak Center ($20,000), Habitat for Humanity ($20,000), Helpline 211 ($11,500), International Friendship Center ($5,520, LifeCare Alliance Meals on Wheels ($15,000), Lighthouse Community Shelter ($20,000), Logan County Cancer Society ($32,625), Logan County Children & Family First Council ($15,000), Logan County Neighborhood Outreach ($4,550), Lutheran Community Services Our Daily Bread ($35,000), Mary Rutan Medication Assistance Program ($15,000), Midwest Regional Education Service Center ($6,000), Recovery Zone ($15,000), Transportation Logan County ($25,000), Union Station ($5,000), United Service Organization ($3,044), Universal Home Health & Hospice ($40,000), and Warm Clothes for Kids ($35,000).

United Way’s Funded Agencies adhere to accountability standards established by United Way. Volunteers serving on United Way’s Allocations Committee screen funding requests, interview agency representatives, and make funding recommendations to the full Board of Trustees based on program outcomes and effectiveness, community need, and available resources.

It’s the mission of United Way of Logan County to facilitate successful agency partnerships that enable a safe, healthy, and caring community. More than just a fundraiser, United Way has been a valued community partner since it was established locally in 1954, collaborating with businesses, non-profits, government, and civic organizations to help meet the social service needs of the community.

For more information, visit www.uwlogan.org or call 937-592-2886.

Application deadline is Oct. 6

By Dave Bezusko

Executive Director

United Way of Logan County

Submitted by United Way of Logan County.

Submitted by United Way of Logan County.