United Way of Broome County announced the distribution of $2,344,140 to support 55 programs in the areas of education, income, and health—the building blocks for a good life–at its 30 local community partner agencies. The announcement was made this morning [Wednesday, March 28] at United Way’s Annual Meeting held at Terra Cotta in Binghamton, N.Y.
In addition, $420,113 was set aside for program operated by United Way (2-1-1, Building Brighter Futures for Broome, CA$H Coalition, Community Planning, Day of Caring, Teaming for Technology, Regional Volunteer Center of the Southern Tier, Volunteer Income Assistance Program), and $116,170 was designated by donors to non-member agencies, mostly within Broome County. These funds were raised locally during the 2011 United Way Campaign.
“Thanks to the generosity of our community, we are able to provide funding for these programs,” said Jim Silkworth, United Way’s President. “Without hard-working volunteers and a Broome County community generous to its neighbors, none of this would have been possible.”
The largest number of programs funded (39) were in the area of health, which received a total of $1,454,938. The nine programs funded in the area of income received a total of $486,714 and the seven programs funded in the area of education received a total of $402,488.
About 60 United Way volunteers help approve and distribute funding among the organizations. Funding recommendations must pass through three volunteer review levels: Community Solution Teams, the Community Impact Cabinet, and the Board of Directors. Funding is based on an analysis of each organization’s budget, financial accountability, service and management effectiveness, and ability to meet community needs. In addition, each program is evaluated as to how well it matches United Way’s funding priorities.
“Using limited resources to reach as much of the community as possible takes creativity, dedication, and hard work,” said Silkworth. “Both the volunteers and the agencies make an invaluable contribution to the quality of life in our county.”
Education – Preparing young people to enter school ready to succeed — $402,488 to support 7 programs.
Income – Helping families and individuals meet their basic needs and obtain financial stability — $486,714 to support 9 programs.
Health – Helping members of our community live healthy lives — $1,454,938 to support 39 programs.
|Community Partner||Programs||Total Funding|
|ACCORD, A Center for Dispute Resolution||CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)||$13,000|
|Action for Older Persons||Public Education & Elder Planning Program, Senior Health Insurance Counseling Program||$91,425|
|American Civic Association||Immigration Services||$32,180|
|American National Red Cross – Southern Tier Chapter||Disaster Preparedness & Response, Services to the Armed Forces, Shopper Program||$279,881|
|Baden-Powell Council, Boy Scouts of America||Cub Scouting, Boy Scouting, Venturing & Exploring||$105,701|
|Boys & Girls Club of Binghamton||Camp Sertoma, Main Unit, Teen Unit||$192,337|
|Boys & Girls Club of Western Broome||Athletics & Wellness, Summer Fun Club, Youth Outreach||$176,106|
|Broome County YMCA||School Age Child Care, Senior Wellness, The Y Child Care, Youth Wellness||$268,736|
|Catholic Social Services of Broome County||Emergency Assistance Program, Family Counseling Program, Pregnancy, Parenting, and Adoption Program||$207,953|
|Catholic Youth Organization of Broome County||Catholic Youth Organization, Functional Family Therapy||$23,786|
|Crime Victims Assistance Center||Education Program||$15,770|
|Deposit Community Center/ Wilson’s Children’s Center||Childcare Program||$40,820|
|Deposit Foundation and Rural Housing Services, Inc.||Volunteer Transportation Program||$15,090|
|Family & Children’s Society, Inc.||Counseling Program, Elder Counseling Program, School Counseling Program, Supervised Visitation||$169,835|
|Girl Scouts of the NYPENN Pathways||Girl Scouts Leadership Experience||$55,043|
|Handicapped Children’s Association of Southern New York, Inc.||Developmental Screening Program||$35,000|
|Jewish Community Center of Binghamton, New York, Inc.||Early Childhood Center||$57,145|
|Johnson City Senior Citizens’ Center, Inc.||Healthy Choices Program||$23.426|
|Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, Inc.||Central NY Helpline||$21,977|
|Literacy Volunteers Broome-Tioga Counties, Inc.||Adult Basic Education/ ESL||$11,797|
|Mental Health Association of the Southern Tier, Inc.||CCSI FOCUS, Compeer Youth Mentoring, Rural BEAR||$79,377|
|Mothers and Babies Perinatal Network of SCNY, Inc.||Empowering Youth & Preventing Teen Pregnancy, PAL Family Resource Center||$26,650|
|National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Upstate NY Chapter, Inc.||MS Independence, Knowledge, and Health||$13,253|
|Planned Parenthood of South Central New York, Inc.||Reaching Out – Access to Health Care, Teen Pregnancy Prevention||$65,000|
|Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)||Transportation Program, Volunteer Services||$35,914|
|Salvation Army – Binghamton Corps||Emergency Family Assistance, Youth & Adult Services||$73,450|
|SOS Shelter, Inc.||Non-residential Services, Residential Services||$75,000|
|Southern Tier Alternative Therapies, Inc.||ProMISE Project||$65,000|
|United Way of Broome County, Inc.||2-1-1, Building Brighter Futures for Broome, CA$H Coalition, Community Planning, Day of Caring, Teaming for Technology, Regional Volunteer Center of the Southern Tier, Volunteer Income Assistance Program||$420,113|
|YWCA of Binghamton and Broome County, NY Inc.||ENCOREPlus, Young Wonders Early Childhood Center||$93,488|
|Designations to Non-Partner Agencies||$116,170|