United Way Announces Community Investments

Published 04/30 2014 06:34PM

Updated 04/30 2014 06:39PM

United Way of Southwestern Indiana announced today more than $2.7 million will be invested in programs that focus on education, income, and health.

Donations are invested locally to support programs that affect thousands in our area.

United Way of Southwestern Indiana President Carol Braden-Clarke is excited to announce this investment.

“The value of United Way is the thorough volunteer review process to ensure that the money is being invested in programs that will have the greatest impact. Volunteers devote many hours to this process and do an outstanding job.”

“Without the support of United Way, many of these programs simply would not exist. Our communities and the lives of people we impact are better because of the investment in these programs.”

Over 60 volunteers spend about 5 months visiting agencies to see how programs work and review their outcomes.

Volunteers make funding recommendations, but the United Way Board has final approval.

About $850,000 of the $2.7 million will fund education. Nearly $730,000 will fund income programs, and close to $690,000 goes towards health programs.

Above and beyond the $2.7 million investment, more than $34,000 is designated to other United Ways and about $600,000 will support United Way internal programs.

The total investment from United Way is more than $3.3 million.

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