United Way seeking applications for funding

Published 6:07 am Thursday, May 9, 2013

The Bainbridge-Decatur County United Way has begun taking applications for agencies that seek funding from the 2013 fund raising campaign.

Agencies who are seeking funding must return their applications by May 31, to “P.O. Box 1805, Bainbridge, GA 39818.” Applications can also be hand-delivered to Keri Reynolds at Family Bank, 800 E. College St., in Bainbridge. No budget requests will be accepted if they are postmarked past this date.

2013 Application for Funding (PDF)

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The United Way fund raising campaign is scheduled for Sept. 1 through Nov. 30.

A team of four to five trained volunteers, who make up the Admissions and Allocations Committee, will review the agencies’ applications. They will scrutinize the applications and evaluate the needs that each agency meets in the community, as well as the different ways each agency meets those needs. An interview could take place in June, and agencies will be notified by mail of the time and date of any such interview.

For more information, call Reynolds at (229) 246-9288.

The United Way’s board of directors has adopted an operating philosophy, as follows: “Create and manage the most efficient fund raising and fund distribution organization in Decatur County. Benefits include being the charity of choice for donors and the primary funding source for nonprofit agencies in the county. Companies and individuals will direct all individual fund requests back to the United Way organization. These purposes will be achieved by a market-based operating model.”

Funding applications and all required documentation should be mailed to United Way of Bainbridge-Decatur County (P.O. Box 1805, Bainbridge, GA 39818) no later than May 31, 2012 for consideration for the 2013 funding cycle. Please complete your application thoroughly and arrange application materials and attachments in the order provided in the checklist. Incomplete applications cannot be processed.

2013 Application for Funding (PDF)