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United Way of Lamar County is beginning a new cycle of funding. Interested nonprofit agencies working in the areas of education, income, and health were invited to submit a letter of intent. These letters were reviewed and the nonprofit agencies best meeting the United Way funding priorities have been invited to submit a full 2015 Community Investment Grant application.
Nonprofits who have been selected as finalists will work to make sustainable change in one of the following priority areas:
Education – Description: Helping Children and Youth Achieve their Potential
Income – Description: Helping families become financially stable and independent, while ensuring that basic needs are met.
Health – Description: Improving people’s health.
The United Way Citizen’s Review Panel, made up of local volunteers, will evaluate each of the agencies applying against key financial standards; alignment with the strategies and goals for Education, Income and Health; ability to show measureable results; and the resources it takes to obtain those results. This assessment uses a consistent and standardized tool and includes reviews of written proposals, a face-to-face interview, and site visit of the applicants.
“This is the most exciting part of our work,” said April Carl, Executive Director of United Way of Lamar County, “We have had great partnerships and success this past year and I look forward to new ideas and approaches as we look to the future.”
For additional information, or to learn more about United Way of Lamar County, visit www.LamarCountyUW.org, or contact April Carl at 903-784-6642.