Every year in Marshall County, collectively individuals and companies donate nearly a half million dollars to help through United Way. These dollars make a real impact in the lives of families, friends and neighbors through programs and services administered by United Way of Marshall County and United Way partner agencies. Focusing on education, financial stability and health, United Way works closely with its partner agencies to ensure that these generous donations are carefully and thoughtfully put to good use to help the most people.
The United Way allocations process starts by bringing together dozens of United Way volunteers and board members. Serving as the eyes and ears for thousands of donors across the county, these dedicated volunteers donate their time to make these important decisions that impact all Marshall County residents. Volunteer teams are dispatched to visit United Way member agencies. They conduct an annual in-depth review of the agencies through site visits and reviews of reporting submitted by the agencies. Careful deliberation follows to ensure that funds are distributed fairly, objectively and with great consideration for their best use.
Along with these activities, understanding emerging needs and identifying new opportunities to build collaboration is an important part of the process.
Interested organizations are invited to review eligibility guidelines and current funding prioritites for the United Way of Marshall County. Letters of Intent from those seeking funding for 2018-19 are due no later than 4 pm on Monday, August 14, 2017. Following review by the United Way of Marshall County Allocations Committee, eligible organizations will be invited to submit full applications as part of a competitive granting process.
For more information contact Linda Yoder, Executive Director, United Way of Marshall County at 574.936.3366.