The board of directors of United Way of Southwest Missouri and Southeast Kansas on Thursday announced the awarding of more than $800,000 in funding to area non-profit and service organizations for 2014.
The allocations follow a three-month process that started with United Way partner agencies submitting funding requests last fall. More than 100 community volunteers and United Way donors visited with the partner agencies at their locations to review the programs and budgets.
Campaign Chairman Logan Stanley said in a statement issued Thursday, “The Allocations Committee does a tremendous job in making fair and equitable recommendations, and the board appreciates all the volunteer time that goes into the process.”
Besides the more than $800,000 in awards announced Thursday, the United Way also has $500,000 in tornado-related funds it will award this year and next. The United Way awarded a similar amount of tornado-related funds in 2013, said Kate Massey, vice president of community impact for the United Way. She said $250,000 in tornado-relief funds will be awarded in September.
“Any non-profit in the community can apply for that money. They have to be a 501 c3 (IRS-recognized) non-profit,” she said.
Applicants can be agenies that are assisting the community with ongoing tornado relief or those that were hit by the 2011 tornado, Massey said.
The new allocations announced Thursday are:
American Red Cross Greater Ozarks Chapter, $36,534.97
American Red Cross Southeast Kansas, $5,000
Baxter Springs (Kan.) Ministerial Alliance, $2,000
Home Medical Equipment Services, $14,000
Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Southwest Missouri, $13,000
Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Crawford County (Kan.) $5,000
Boys and Girls Club of Joplin, $79,569.94
Catholic Charities SEK Help Center, $2,000
Cerebral Palsy of Tri-County, $94,034.97
Children’s Center of Southwest Missouri, $15,000
Children’s Haven of Southwest Missouri, $35,000
Children’s Mercy Hospital, $18,000
Class LTD, $1,000
Community Health Clinic of Joplin, $36,534.97
Elm Acres, $9,750
Family Resource Center, $24,375
Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, $975
Joplin Association for the Blind, $24,500
Joplin Family Y, $47,000
Joplin NALA Read, $27,500
Kansas Legal Services, $2,500
Kids First Daycare Center, $1,000
Lafayette House, $73,534.97
Legal Aid of Western Missouri, $25,034.97
Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland, $19,500
Mother-to-Mother Ministry, $1,000
Ozark Trails Boy Scout Council, $13,000
Pittsburg Community Child Care Learning Center, $1,462.50
Pittsburg Family YMCA, $22,500
Regional Health and Welfare, $46,534.96
Safehouse Crisis Center, $24,500
SEK-CAP, Inc., $4,753.14
SEK Respite Services, $1,500
Spring River Mental Health Center, $2,200
The Salvation Army, Joplin, $22,727.25
The Salvation Army, Pittsburg, Kan., $21,539
United Cerebral Palsy of Kansas, $3,750
Wesley House (Pittsburg, Kan.) $24,800
Three new agencies, Class LTD, Baxter Springs (Kan.) Ministerial Alliance, and Spring River Mental Health, joined the list of funded agencies this year as part of our United Way’s expansion into Cherokee County, Kan.