CHENANGO COUNTY — The United Way of Mid Rural New York has finished its 2023 campaign and has now allocated those campaign dollars to local community programs in need of funding.
The campaign goal for Chenango County was $425,000 and the campaign reached 97 percent of that goal by raising $415,000.
“It was another challenging campaign for us because of inflation and the local economy," said Elizabeth Monaco, Executive Director of the newly-merged United Way. “But the campaign was tremendously successful, and our donors have been so generous again this year. Once again, Chenango County has shown us just what it means to come together and make a difference for one another, and I am so proud to call this community my home.”
For 2023, 18 Chenango County programs and four initiatives have been allocated $268,488 in funds. $126,896 to programs in education, $40,641 to programs in income - basic needs and financial stability, and $90,083 to programs in health.
$500 in funding will also be provided to the 2-1-1 Susquehanna River Region Information and Referral Hotline and just over $10,000 will be given to special local community impact initiatives again this year, including the Chenango Dental Task Force, the It’s My Bag Foster Care Project, and the Chenango Micro-Loan Project.
Every program that requests funding through the United Way’s competitive Request for Proposal (RFP) process must demonstrate measurable results and financial accountability in our community. All funding proposals are reviewed by community review panels made up of board members and impartial community representatives.
Said Monaco, “Volunteers and board members review each application independently to ensure each organization is not weighted against another organization. The process helps ensure that funds are used by programs that will make the biggest impact for our entire community.”
For more information about the United Way of Mid Rural New York and its allocations process, or to volunteer, you may call the office at 607-334-8815 or visit the website at UWMRNY.org.
-Information provided by United Way of Mid Rural New York