Jul 12,2006 00:00
Bend Weekly News Sources
United Way of Deschutes County recently announced a program investment package of $1,003,750 as it unveiled its funding plan for 2006-2007.
The bulk of the funds, approximately $800,000, will go to 24 partner agencies, including initial awards to new partner agencies -- Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers and El Programa de Ayuda. Another $200,000 in donor directed funds will go to a variety of other agencies specified by donors.
Community Impact Chair Terri Rahmsdorff said, "The 31 volunteers that make up the review committee focused on programs that demonstrated results and a strong alignment with United Way's key priority areas in making their recommendations. I think they did a great job of getting the most out of the funds available for our donors and the community."
The funds being disbursed come from the United Way of Deschutes County's most successful fund raising campaign, which raised $1,338,688 during 2005-2006.
Executive Director Ken Wilhelm observed, "There seems to have been a shift over the last couple of years. Review Committee volunteers have focused more on safety net types of services...emergency food, shelter, and crisis kinds of services. I think it reflects a sense of urgency to address people falling through the cracks of our rapidly expanding community" The greatest increase went to Cascade Youth & Family Center which provides services to homeless, runaway and throwaway youth.
The following funding plan breakdown, by agency and program, includes base allocations, one-time grants, and donor designations.
Getting Kids off to a GREAT START in life
Keeping YOUTH ON TRACK for success
Helping meet BASIC NEEDS
Keeping People SAFE FROM VIOLENCE & ABUSE
Total Allocations, Grants, & Donor Designations to Agencies $1,003,750