United Way funds 27 programs, organizations


Staff report



SIDNEY — The Shelby County United Way currently funds 27 organizations and programs in the community and during 2014 awarded 24 special project grants.

“Although a donor can designate to a particular agency, most do not. This gives a donor the ability to support 27 different organizations with one gift to the annual campaign,” said Scott Barr, executive director.

The following are the annual awards to the partner agencies and programs.

205-16 Annual Awards

IMPACT Program, $55,000

Afterschool Program of Salvation Army, $45,000

Salvation Army Bridging the Gap, $7,500

CASA/GAL, $10,000

SafeHaven, $18,000

Clear Creek Farms, $60,000

Compassionate Care Free Health Clinic, $105,000

Victim Services, $20,000

Samaritan Works Sober Living Homes, $35,000

Emergency Housing and Utilities, $18,000

Adult Day Care Center, $26,000

Alpha Community Center, $50,500

American Red Cross, $40,000

Big Brothers Big Sisters, $73,000

Catholic Social Services – Counseling, $28,000

Imagination Library, $20,000

Girl Scouts/Appleseed Ridge, $10,000

Miami Valley Council Boy Scouts, $30,000

New Choices, $50,000

Rehabilitation Center, $27,000

Salvation Army food bank, $5,000

Senior Center Sidney/Shelby County, $53,000

Shelby County ESC, Mac-A-cheek, $18,000

Shelby County ARC, $31,000

Sidney-Shelby County YMCA Childcare, $91,000

Catholic Social Services – Senior Health, $30,000

Wilma Valentine CLC, $85,500

Sidney Alternative School, $25,000

Special Project Grants, $69,300

The Shelby County United Way is a local 501 c 3 charitable organization earning a four star rating, the highest rating, from Charily Navigator. Funding decisions are made locally by both the board of directors and community leaders and volunteers during the annual allocation process. Contact the Shelby County United Way for more information, learn how to volunteer, or make a gift.

Through aix weeks of the campaign, $275,973 has been raised towards the goal of $1,325,000.

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Staff report