United Way of Highway 55 seeks funding application from Moore non-profits

United Way of Moore and Coffee counties is now accepting applications for the next allocation cycle. All nonprofits that serve Moore, Coffee, or Warren County citizens are eligible to apply for funds. Applications are due May 1, 2023. Please contact Director Ashley Abraham at 931-455-5678 or email [email protected] to receive an application.

The Moore County Senior Center was one of United Ways’ 2022 funding partners. To read a full list of last year’s funding partners, click here.

“The United Way of Highway 55 believes that all our neighbors deserve a chance to succeed and live a vibrant life here at home. For everyone to have a fair chance to succeed, we support four areas that build a good quality of life and a strong community – education, income, health, and basic essentials,” said Abraham.

United Way of Hwy 55 is one of the safest and most effective outlet for donors to make a difference in their community. They raise funds from a variety of individuals and businesses, pooling donated resources so they can make significant grants to nonprofit agencies in Moore, Coffee, and Warren Counties. Last year, they distribute $50,000 to their 20 partner nonprofits.

“Our goal is to raise more funds, that way we can allocate more every year to the community. All funds raised here, stay here,” Abraham states. “We distribute funds strategically through our allocations process. Nonprofits submit applications, which our allocation committee reviews every year. Through this process, we identify how organizations in our community can work together to provide the most effective and efficient services. We allocate funds to incentivize collaboration and support effective services. By giving to United Way of Hwy 55, you are not just giving a handout, but you are contributing to a strategic effort to make our community stronger.”

United Way of Hwy 55 is currently seeking additional members for their allocations committee. Members from this committee must review the nonprofit applications, choose the partner nonprofits, and decide the distribution of funds. If interested, please call (931)-455-5678 or email [email protected].

“We want a diverse committee from the three counties we serve. You must be excluded from the process if you serve on a nonprofit board or are highly active with a local organization that is applying.

For more information, contact Director Ashley Abraham at [email protected]. To learn more about their organization, visit their website. •

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