Recently various local non-profit organizations with a 501(c)3 certificate made presentations to United Way of Effingham County requesting funding from the 2017 – 2018 Campaign. Agencies presented a specific program in which they requested funding. The United Way of Effingham County Grants Committee, which is comprised of 18 members, selected agencies to receive funding based on the recognized needs assessment for Effingham County.
25 local partner agencies will receive funding from the 2017 – 2018 campaign: Andrew Gobczynski Big Heart Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters (Mid Illinois), Blessings in a Backpack, Boy Scouts – Lincoln Trails Council, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate), Catholic Charities, CEFS Literacy Program, CEFS Retired Sr Volunteer Program (RSVP), Child Advocacy Center of E. Central Illinois, Effingham Child Development Center, Effingham County FISH Human Services, Effingham County Search & Rescue, Effingham County Youth Commission, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois, Heartland Human Services, Meals on Wheels of CEFS, NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Health) of Effingham County, One Hope United, Oneighty, SAFE (Sexual Assault and Family Emergencies), Senior Services of Effingham County, STAR (Strategic Training and Restoration), SWAN (Stopping Woman Abuse Now) and the Unit 40 Mentoring Program.
Andrew Gobczynski Big Heart Foundation and Fellowship of Christian Athletes are new to the partner agency list this year.
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The United Way of Effingham County is accepting requests for Grant Applications for funding support for the 2017 – 2018 Campaign. Agencies requesting funds must be non-profit organizations with a 501(c) 3 certificate and have been in business for at least one year. Applications will be electronically sent to agencies previously funded by the United Way of Effingham County.
The Grants Committee will meet on May 1st and May 8th, at which time representatives of the applicant agencies will be asked to appear before the Grants Committee to present the agency’s request and proposed use of the funds. This committee recommends to the Board of Directors appropriate grants to the respective agencies based on the funding priorities, which are based on the community needs assessment.
Organizations wishing to apply for United Way funds may obtain an application by contacting Linda Hemmen, Chief Professional Officer for United Way of Effingham County at (217) 342-3824. Applications submitted must be postmarked by April 6, 2017.