United Way of Coastal Carolina announces funding to 18 local health and human service programs. This community investment was made possible by the generosity of individuals who designated their donation to United Way’s Community Fund during the 2015 campaign.
United Way of Coastal Carolina will fund a total of 18 programs across 15 agencies serving individuals in Carteret, Craven, Jones and Pamlico Counties.
“United Way volunteers are asked to evaluate programs based upon community needs, measurable outcomes, financial transparency and accountability,” said Dr. Larry Gracie, President of United Way Board. “Sound stewardship of donor dollars starts with United Way’s commitment to transparency and accountability, without that foundation we cannot build a stronger, more vibrant community.”
United Way mobilizes resources to benefit local programs aligned around education, income and health. Currently, 48% of the total allocations fund programs that provide healthcare, counseling and victim services (Health Programs). The remaining 52% funds programs providing life skills and promoting learning beyond the classroom (Education & Income).
For the 2016-17 funding year, the United Way of Coastal Carolina will provide $86,000 to fund the following programs located in Craven County.
Coastal Women’s Shelter (Shelter Basics)
Craven Literacy Council (Enhancing Life Skills through Literacy)
East Carolina Council Boy Scouts (STEM Program)
Mediation Center of Eastern Carolina (Teen Court)
Promise Place (Trauma Therapy)
Religious Community Services (Emergency Homeless Shelter)