OnFocus— Marshfield Area United Way will invest $539,000 in community programming over the next twelve months through allocations to local health and human service programs.
Allocations to programs were recently approved by United Way’s Board of Directors upon recommendations made by the Allocations Committee. The committee is comprised of approximately thirty community volunteers formed into three review panels. The panels reviewed program applications and interviewed agencies requesting funding to measure effectiveness and efficiency of the program, and to ensure the program aligns within United Way’s focus in the areas of education, financial stability, and health.
The 2018 grant recipients are:
Big Brothers Big Sisters – $34,000
Boy Scouts – Samoset Council – $5000
Chippewa Valley Boy Scouts – $7,000
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Community Services – Family Resource Center – $32,500
Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes – $7,000
Pathway Partners – $12,000
Spencer Kids Group – $10,000
Youth Net – $70,000
Child Caring – $26,000
Mary’s Place Board House – $26,200
North Central Community Action Outreach Services $32,500
Soup or Socks $30,000
Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Community Services – Child & Family Counseling – $43,000
Home Delivered Meals – $30,800
Home Delivered Meals Scholarships – $8000
Marshfield Area Respite Care Center – $25,000
Personal Development Center Adult Services – $80,000
Personal Development Center Youth Services – $20,000
Additionally, the United Way Board of Directors has reserved $40,000 to address homelessness in our area. In December of 2017 the Frederic Ozanam Transitional Shelter was closed, leaving a gap in services for homeless families in the Marshfield community. The reserved $40,000 will be used for services to help fill this need.
For more information about Marshfield Area United Way’s funded partners, please visit marshfieldareaunitedway.org .
-Submitted by Marshfield Area United Way