Jenny Clark, executive director of the local United Way said allocation request totaled $620,055.
For fiscal year 2005, the United Way
provided $510,00 for agencies and $622,881 was requested.
Money the agencies received is nearly all generated in Cullman County by the United Way
said a small portion -- actually just one percent -- of the money raised here goes to the United Way
's national fund.
No agencies saw their funding cut from the previous year, Clark
said.The Cullman County Public Library
asked for a little more than $6,000.They received no funding.Clark
thought this was the first time in recent memory that the library had sought funding from United Way
"This would have been adding a new agency and the board didn't feel like we had the funding to do that," Clark
Three groups saw increases in their funding.Those groups include the Commission on Aging
, Good Samaritan Health Clinic and Pilot Light.Clark
said Pilot Light received a $2,000 increase in funding for next year.
"They're seeing a lot more clients," she
...The Commission on Aging
said, would use its increased funding to get more meals delivered to the senior citizens it serves.The Commission on Aging
saw a $5,000 increase.
While those three groups received increases, Clark
wished the same could have been done for more.
"Fortunately, we were able to keep level funding for all of our agencies," she
This year, Clark
said, United Way
's focus was on providing funding for certain programs, such as the Commission of Aging's Meals
on Wheels program.
"It was a different concept for us this year," she
said."We can now let the public know what programs are being funded."
The United Way
's fund-raising campaign runs from August to December.
"It's so important to get the community involved and seek their donations," Clark