Thursday, June 20, 2013

Local United Way Funds $4 Million Worth of Programs

COCOA, Florida - The United Way of Brevard announced today that its Board of Directors has approved the expenditure of over $4 million for 59 local health and human service programs at 42 Brevard agencies through program funding donations and designated gifts.

"We'd like to thank the thousands of individual donors and organizations last year whose contributions have empowered a powerful force for change in our community,” said Rob Rains, President United Way of Brevard.
“United Way of Brevard funds large scale collaborations, individual agencies and specific programs focused on the building blocks of a good life - education, income and health in addition to critical safety net services.”

The top three agencies that received funds were Aging Matters in Brevard ($299, 162), Early Learning Coalition ($249,945), and Central Brevard Sharing Center ($214,610).  See complete list below.
According to the United Way website, “the majority of dollars granted to United Way partner agencies will be leveraged as local match, enabling the agencies to draw down additional state and federal dollars to help meet needs here in Brevard. This, along with the grants that United Way of Brevard manages for the community, increases United Way's total financial impact on the community to more than $23 million.”

A volunteer staff of 86 citizens made the recommendations to the United Way board.  In addition to reviewing financial records of local agencies, they also participated in site visits and agency presentations.

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