The United Way of Effingham County will continue accepting requests for Grant Applications for funding support for their 2016 - 2017 Campaign through April 7. Agencies requesting funds must be non-profit organizations with a 501(c) 3 certificate and have been in business for at least one year. Applications have been electronically sent out to agencies previously funded by the United Way of Effingham County.
The Grants Committee will meet in early May, at which time representatives of the applicant agencies will be asked to appear before the Grants Committee to present the agency’s request and proposed use of the funds. This committee recommends to the Board of Directors appropriate grants to the respective agencies based on the funding priorities, which are based on the community needs assessment.
Organizations wishing to apply for United Way funds may obtain an application by contacting Linda Hemmen, Chief Professional Officer for United Way of Effingham County at (217) 342-3824. Applications submitted must be postmarked by April 7, 2016.