GUNTERSVILLE, Ala – United Way of Marshall County is now accepting applications from agencies or programs interested in receiving funding in 2018. The first funding payment will be made at the end of the first quarter 2018. United Way of Marshall County currently helps support 22 partner agencies and programs.

Eligible parties must be a nonprofit health or human service organization that addresses one of the four critical needs in the community and serves Marshall County residents. These needs include education, financial stability, health and basic needs. United Way believes these are the building blocks that make a difference in strengthening families and community, helping kids succeed and promoting independence and health.

In addition to being a nonprofit health or human services organization that serves Marshall County residents, agencies and/or programs must meet the following requirements:

  • Have a 501 (C)(3) tax status
  • A copy of most recent IRS 990 Form
  • Annual audit by an independent CPA or other detailed financial statements, as applicable (determined based on annual revenue of agency)
  • Active rotating Board of Directors from the local community
  • Charter of Incorporation and By-Laws
  • License and accreditation (if applicable)
  • A sliding fee-scale policy
  • A board adopted policy of non-discrimination for hiring and service delivery
  • Annual Report
  • Have been in operation for at least one year

Agencies or programs interested in applying for United Way funding can obtain an application by calling (256) 582-4700 or emailing Lauren Walker at lauren@unitedwaymarshall.org. The deadline to return completed applications is Monday, March 13, 2017 by 4:30 p.m. Late applications will be not accepted. No exceptions will be made to the deadline.

Volunteers from across Marshall County will meet to review completed applications, hear oral presentations and make site visits. These volunteers will evaluate the programs for their relevance to the critical needs of the community, the accountability of their fiscal and organizational management and non-duplication of existing member agencies/programs.

For more information, contact United Way of Marshall County at (256) 582-4700.