United Way Accepting Applications from Local Nonprofit Agencies for 2015 Funding



GUNTERSVILLE, Ala….March 17, 2014.....United Way of Marshall County is currently accepting applications from agencies or programs interested in receiving funding in 2015.  The first funding payment will be made at the end of the first quarter 2015.  At the present time, United Way supports 21 partner agencies/programs.  United Way is the largest private fundraiser for health and human services in Marshall County.

Eligible parties must be a nonprofit health or human service organization that addresses one of the four critical needs in the community.  These needs include education, income, 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, agencies and/or programs must also meet the following requirements:

  • Have a 501 (C)(3) tax status
  • Annual audit by an independent CPA, financial review or financial compilation whichever is applicable (determined based on annual revenue of agency)
  • Active rotating Board of Directors
  • 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 receiving United Way funding can obtain an application by calling (256) 582-4700 or pick up an application at the United Way office, 709 Blount Avenue in Guntersville.  The deadline to return completed applications is Monday, April 7, 2014 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 Carrie Thomas or Jeannie Lyle at United Way of Marshall County, (256) 582-4700.

For more than 40 years, United Way in Marshall County has helped enrich community life by addressing critical issues.  Volunteers and donors research the needs of the community and develop strategies for assisting people who need it most, including children, families, and individuals.  United Way of Marshall County provides funding for 21 partner agencies and programs that ensure the efficient use of donor dollars.  Please visit our website at www.uwaymcal.org or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/unitedwayofmarshallcounty.