The Franklin County Area United Way will disperse a record $875,000 to 49 agencies and programs this year.
“This is an increase of $85,000 over the 2013 allocation amount,” said Kim Strubberg, executive director.
The United Way Board approved the allocations at its January meeting.
The total attainment for the 2013 campaign, held this fall, was $1,040,723 — an all-time high.
Strubberg said applications for funding totaled $1,036,899.
“After a required reserve of 30.1 percent, a total of $875,000 was available for allocation,” she said.
Strubberg said the United Way builds better communities through the work of its member agencies.
“Agencies that aim to strengthen families and nurture children received 30 percent of allocated funds, those supporting the elderly and disabled received 35 percent, and emergency assistance providers received 35 percent,” she said.
Strubberg said the allocations are approved by the board of directors based on the recommendation of the Allocations Committee which included herself, Dr. Frank Wood, chairman, Debbie Durham, Missie Evert, Janet Hubbard, Jane Reed, Dot Schowe, David Strubberg, Jim Strubberg, Tim Tobben, Stephen Trentmann and Sandy Langenberg, program coordinator.
One new agency will receive support this year — the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA).
“This was the only new agency to apply for United Way funding,” Strubberg noted.
The agencies and programs to receive funding and their allocation are as follows:
Agape Help House of Pacific, $30,000.
ALIVE (Alternatives to Living in Violent Environments), $16,100.
American Red Cross, $11,000.
Boy Scouts of America, $21,000.
Buddies Not Bullies, $6,500.
Camp Washington, $4,600.
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), $11,300.
Catholic Family Services, $53,500.
Children’s Advocacy Center, $10,000.
Community Grants, $10,000.
Community Outreach, $19,000.
Community Response for Children, $10,000.
County Seat Senior Center, $5,000.
Crider Health Center, $31,000.
Emergency Fund, $6,000.
Empac Group, Inc., $36,000.
Exceptional Equestrians, $40,000.
Four Rivers Area Family YMCA, $48,100.
Franklin County 4-H Clubs, $8,000.
Franklin County Dental Network, $27,000.
Franklin County FFA, $2,000.
Franklin County Transportation Council, $26,000.
Gateway Education and Therapy, $8,500.
Gerald Senior Center, Inc., $3,000.
Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri, $10,000.
Grace’s Place, $10,000.
Heartland Independent Living Center, $11,000.
Henry Hartbauer Award, $1,000.
Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, $14,000.
Loving Hearts Outreach, $80,000.
Lutheran Family & Children’s Services of Missouri, $6,500.
Meals on Wheels, $5,900.
Meramec Community Mission, $20,000.
New Haven Senior Center, $9,000.
OATS, Inc., $26,000.
Pregnancy Assistance Center, $24,000.
Rainbow Activity Center, $28,000.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, $20,000.
St. Peter’s UCC Food Pantry, $5,000.
Sullivan Emergency Assistance Fund, $8,000.
Summer Reading Program, $5,000.
TEMCO, Inc., $15,000.
Tri-County Community Senior Center, Inc., $14,000.
Turning Point, $5,900.
Union Food Pantry, $16,000.
VOYCE (Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program), $8,500.
Washington Emergency Relief Fund, $55,000.
YMCA Community Literacy Council, $1,500.