United Way’s goal is to help create long-lasting changes and partnerships, by addressing the underlying causes of problems that affect families, children, seniors and individuals from reaching their full potential. United Way’s believe that everyone deserves the same opportunities to succeed in life.
The ALICE Report link here……
Our current funded programs are administered by the agencies’ found under the tab LINKS, which has their websites listed or you may go to United Way 211 website for additional help about an agency.
UWSSC does not provide any direct services, we fund area programs that touch, change and improve South County citizens lives. The best way to find help is to call our 211 resources and referral call center, by dialing direct at 407-839-4357or by texting your zip code to 898-211
Every year thirty-five or more community minded volunteers, comprised of a varied cross section of our community, review our annual “Allocation” applications. They are called allocations because the programs funded receive a monthly allocation, not a lump grant sum. Allocation volunteers are selected throughout the year.
The process starts with agency applications going out at the end of January. They are due back at the end of March. Grant applications are sent to current allocation recipients and to those that throughout the year have asked and demonstrated their South County commitment. In April, UWSSC divides up the applications between the five panels of volunteers, who arrange site visits along with staff and or client interviews for each application reviewed. The panels evaluate the program financials, program information and data on how the program has impacted or invested in the communities we serve so questioning can be tough.
Then the UWSSC Board of Directors reviews the recommendations’ and make their final decisions’ by the end of July. The UWSSC fiscal year runs from Aug. 1st through July 31st. So the approved agencies receive their first allocation mid-August, with consecutive payments for the next 11 months. .
We have various committees that meet throughout the year for our Special Events. Please see the Tab “News and Events” for details. Get involved and have fun! We enjoy new faces and ideas.
Please call the office @ 941-484-4811 . We will be happy to assist you with fundraising ideas, UW materials, employee incentives and plenty of support so you will have a successful campaign.
Call 484-4811 and we will set up an appointment to visit with you and discuss how to run a successful campaign.
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