United Way of Deschutes Co. distributes funds

POSTED: 5:22 PM PDT July 29, 2013    UPDATED: 5:23 PM PDT July 29, 2013 
BEND, Ore. -

The United Way of Deschutes County announced Monday a funding plan for 2013-14 that invests $1,110,293 in a range of essential community services provided by local non-profit agencies. 

The total fund disposition package includes $708,337 in allocations, grants, and donor designations to twenty-seven local social service agencies that partner with United Way of Deschutes County, $125,660 in direct services, and $276,296 in contributions earmarked by donors to a host of other agencies.

Focusing on four key areas of community need the Community Impact Committee directed more than $256,000 to United Way partner agencies that provide food, shelter and other basic need services.  Approximately $181,500 is directed to programs that address issues of child and family violence.  More than $270,000 will go to programs for healthy development of children and youth.   

Review Committee Chairman, Mike Stanley said, “Our volunteers had to make some really tough decisions this year.  Many of our agency partners have struggled to make ends meet over the last several years because of the weak economy and a strong demand for services.  The recovery hasn’t shown up for them yet and we didn’t have enough money to fund all the worthy requests.“

More information may be found on our website at www.deschutesunitedway.org.