The local United Way will allocate more than $13.6 million to 70 agencies in Ottawa, Wood, and Lucas counties to help finance more than 160 health and human services programs.
Nearly all the funds are similar to last year's allocations, though most agencies will receive slightly less, because the most recent fund-raising campaign resulted in donations of about $14.8 million. The previous year, the campaign raised just more than $15 million. Agencies will receive an average of 1.3 percent less this fiscal year than the previous year.
Jennifer Shriver, chairwoman of the United Way's allocations and planning cabinet, said this is the second year the allocations have largely reflected the aims of the agency's Community Investment Plan. The plan will be used next year, then be re-evaluated.
The largest single category of funding is to programs that “nurture children and young people through quality child care; activities that support positive physical, emotional, and social growth, and child and youth development programs.”
That category will receive more than $4.1 million, with an additional $2.5 million going to programs that promote health and are designed to help people live independently.
Nearly $2.2 million will help support programs that help people live sober lives and live free of domestic violence and child abuse. About $1.9 million will go to agencies which supply basic needs such as food, clothing, and shelter and those which improve access to other local services.
Most of the balance between the allocations to local agencies and the donations will go to community services, including First Call for Help in Ottawa County, Voluntary Action Center, Labor/Community Services in Wood and Ottawa counties, the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, and Red Cross.
An initial allocation of $6,021 went to the Aurora Gonzalez Community and Family Resource Center, which became the 70th agency affiliated with United Way.
Allocations, with last year's figures in parentheses, are:
Ability Center of Greater Toledo, $61,845 ($62,747); Adelante, Inc., $24,791 ($25,000); Alliance for the Mentally Ill, $21,115 (same); ARC of Wood County, $23,376 ($23,502); Arthritis Foundation of Northwestern Ohio, $63,865 ($64,772); Aurora Project, $112,511 ($112,901); Behavioral Connections of Wood County, $70,396 ($70,977)
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Ohio Inc., $268,943 ($271,206); Boys & Girls Clubs of Toledo, $664,680 ($670,271); Boy Scouts, Erie Shores Council, $453,500 ($457,316); Camp Courageous, $25,636 ($26,000); Catholic Charities, $392,208 ($393,304)
Catholic Club, $235,803 ($236,875); Champions for Children, $5,470 ($5,000); Children's Resource Center, $79,841 ($80,242); COMPASS, $113,185 (same); David's House Compassion, Inc., $65,215 ($66,141); Dental Center of Northwest Ohio, $124,650 ($125,000)
East Toledo Family Center, $171,511 ($173,120); Epilepsy Center, $31,964 ($32,119); Family & Child Abuse Prevention Center, $268,388($269,184); Family House, $40,410 ($41,000); Family Service of Northwest Ohio, $765,228 ($768,803)
First Step, $23,500 ($22,800); Frederick Douglass Community Association, $143,988 ($145,794); Girl Scouts, Maumee Valley Council, $364,251 ($367,355); Goodwill Industries, $308,802 ($313,307) Grace Community Center $121,283 (123,052)
Greater Toledo Urban League, $29,747 ($29,997); Harbor Behavioral Healthcare, $173,715 ($174,403); Hospice of Northwest Ohio, $328,804 ($308,114); International Institute, $44,612 ($45,263); James C. Caldwell Community Center, $153,730 ($153,789); Jewish Community Center, $117,729 ($174,449)
Jewish Family Service, $110,331 ($110,471); Kidney Foundation of Northwest Ohio, $106,969 ($108,488); King's Daughters/SCC, $4,553 ($4,619); Legal Services/Toledo Legal Aid Society, $125,672 (same); Linques Neighborhood Center, $68,579 ($69,238); Lutheran Social Services, $235,124 ($236,082); Mobile Meals & Market of Toledo, $148,535 ($148,836); Neighborhood Health Association, $170,241( $172,658); New Connecting Point, $514,940 ($517,957); Ottawa County Care-A-Van, $19,712 ( $20,000)
Ottawa County Health Department, $48,785 ($49,478); Ottawa County Transitional Housing, $42,586 ($43,207); Parents Helping Parents/Tough Love, $47,000 ($44,978); Rosa Morgan Enrichment Center, $73,000 ($74,037); Salvation Army $241,843 ($245,371); Sight Center, $207,828 ($210,779); St. Anthony Villa, $50,000 ($99,377)
St. Paul's Community Center $182,803 ($185,470); Toledo Day Nursery, $334,897 (same); Toledo District Nurse Association /Visiting Nurse Service, $333,268 ($338,000); Toledo Hearing & Speech Center, $181,801 ($184,382); United Health Services, $114,859 ($116,490); UHS/Autism Society, $21,950 ($22,262); UHS Mental Health Association in Lucas County, $29,375 ($29,792); UHS Mental Health Association in Ottawa County, $9,860 ($10,000).
UHS/ARC in Lucas County, $109,223 ($110,684); UHS/ARC in Ottawa County, $27,271 ($27,658); UHS/Northwest Ohio hemophilia, $30,717 ($31,153); Wood County health department, $14,828 ($15,039); YMCA of Greater Toledo, $500,080 (486,911); YWCA of Greater Toledo, $595,171 ($599,426)