United Way Accepting Funding Applications

United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore announces that the annual application process for local non-profit programs seeking funding for 2017 is now open.

Nonprofit organizations providing programs for Lower Shore residents which are in any of United Way’s three impact areas of health, education or financial stability are encouraged to apply for funding no later than April 8, 2016. Applicants will need to meet the minimum guidelines including but not limited to:  Be a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in the State of Maryland;  Be in existence for at least one year with oversight by an  independent volunteer Board of Directors; and Provide services in Worcester, Wicomico, Somerset or Dorchester Counties. A complete list of requirements, funding application and instructions are available online atwww.unitedway4us.org/apply-united-way-funding. Interested agencies will need to complete their application online.

All applications will be reviewed after the April 8th deadline and funding decisions will be communicated in July 2016. For more information contact Pam Gregory, United Way Community Impact Manager at 410-742-5143 or pamela@unitedway4us.org.

About United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore:

Now in its 71st year, United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore continues to be the largest non-governmental source of funding for 62 critical programs in Wicomico, Worcester, Somerset and Dorchester Counties. United Way helps Eastern Shore residents obtain Educational Success by reducing the achievement gap between low and middle income students, Financial Stability by advancing the economic security of families and individuals in our community, and Good Health by improving access to and awareness of local health and wellness services. In the 2014-2015 campaign year, United Way provided nearly $1.3 million to community programs and helped to change the lives of over 77,000 individuals. For more information, visit www.unitedway4us.org.

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