United Way Board Approves Allocations for Fiscal Year 2013

The United Way of East Central Iowa’s Board of Directors recently approved $6.6 million in funding to 36 United Way partners and two United Way programs for fiscal year 2013.

The funding is split into United Way’s three focus areas of health, education and financial stability.

Who is getting how much?

Education programs – $2,084,452
Financially stability programs – $1,730,100
Health programs – $2,472,950
2-1-1/RSVP – $335,000

“We couldn’t do this without the community’s help and generosity,” said Leslie Wright, United Way’s VP of Community Building. “We continuously evaluate how we can maximize dollars and resources to make the biggest impact.”
The funding supports United Way’s five community goals:

  • Increase the number of low-income children ready for school by 50%
  • Increase the number of low-income youth with 21st Century skills by 25%
  • Increase the number of financially stable households by 15%
  • Increase healthy choices by 10%
  • Increase by 25% the number of older adults who are able to meet their daily living needs

United Way 2-1-1 is being funded at $305,000 and the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program is being funded at $30,000.

In addition to the board’s allocations approval, United Way dollars are also being invested in the community in these additional ways this next fiscal year:

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