United Way to allocate record amount of funding
The United Way of Greater High Point’s fall 2012 fundraising campaign has resulted in the award of more than $3.91 million to nonprofit agencies beginning July 1, 2013. It’s a 6.5 percent increase over last year and represents a record level of funding to area nonprofits.
The 2012 campaign, led by Tim Ilderton of Ilderton Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep, Ram, raised more than $4,719,000, surpassing its goal of $4.7 million and establishing a record-setting amount.
Proceeds from the 2012 campaign will fund 72 health and human service programs at 29 local partner agencies during the period of July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014. United Way also will award 10 venture grants totaling over $45,000.
Funding was increased for the Mobile Meals programs in High Point as well as Archdale-Trinity. These programs have lost a large amount of government funding due to the sequestration. Mental Health Associates received a $25,000 increase in light of the closing of the Guilford Center (a public mental health facility). United Way volunteers were also sensitive to the needs of this agency for increased funding because of several high profile national events in the last year.
Where the rest goes
Donations that total $204,962 from local companies that run national campaigns, such as Bank of America and Aetna, were pledged and will be paid directly to United Way’s partner agencies through a private third-party vendor, hired by these companies to handle payments for their United Way campaigns.
As a result, United Way of Greater High Point’s partner agencies will receive these additional dollars, separate from their official United Way allocation, as a result of campaign efforts developed and maintained through the United Way of Greater High Point’s 2012 fundraising.
United Way donors chose to designate an additional $510,329 to organizations outside Greater High Point. The majority of these funds are donated to other United Ways in the region, primarily in Greensboro and in Davidson, Randolph and Forsyth counties.
In addition to agency funding, $15,125 will be allocated to continue to provide 2-1-1 service to the Greater High Point area. 2-1-1 is a 24-hour referral line offering access to health and human services.
Also, $240,221 was set aside to cover “uncollectible” pledges due to job loss or change, a standard practice among United Ways. And about $36,000 will be spent on the United Way’s BackPack Program, which provides meals to 350 kids at risk of hunger over the weekends during the school year.
This year’s allocations:
Alcohol and Drug Services of Guilford: $62,345
American Red Cross: $143,425
Arc of High Point: $48,500
Big Brothers/Big Sisters: $145,500
Boy Scouts of America: $66,425
Boys and Girls Clubs: $279,000
Communities in Schools/High Point: $140,948
Communities in Schools/Randolph: $55,000
Community Clinic of High Point: $86,708
Family Service of the Piedmont: $241,605
Girl Scouts P2P: $50,000
Latino Family Center: $60,500
Mental Health Association: $82,200
One Step Further: $25,000
Open Door Ministries: $97,865
Piedmont Health Services/SCA: $104,400
Randolph County Family Crisis Center: $48,000
Randolph County Senior Adults Association: $61,193
Salvation Army: $227,400
Salvation Army Boys and Girls Clubs: $75,000
Senior Resources of Guilford: $113,929
Triad Health Project: $69,101
United Way Children’s Initiatives: $140,000
Venture Grants: $45,285
Grand Total: $3,142,776