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Agencies to Receive United Way Funding

posted: May 24th, 2017

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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