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Aug 13, 2013 5:19 PM by MELISSA CANONE

Non-Profits Invited To Apply for 2014 Funding

St. Landry-Evangeline United Way Community Investment Committee is accepting applications for funding for the 2014 fiscal year. Organizations applying must be a 501(c)3 non-profit organization in good standing and must have a mission that is related to Education, Health or Financial Stability.

Funding is for non-profit organizations only - not individuals. Over twenty different agencies and programs are currently funded by United Way in the two-parish area.

Ginger LeCompte, Executive Director stated, "St.LandryEvangeline United Way has kicked off its United Way Funding Campaign to raise funds that will be invested in successful programs that provide critical services to our communities."

Applying for United Way funding is a twostep process. Applicants must first fill out and submit the application with the required documents, and then be interviewed by a committee that reviews each application.

United Way president, Judy Romero stated, "The Community Investment Committee made up of volunteers and donors across the two parishes, reviews each application. They look at the financial health of the organization applying for funding, its business model, board activity, and mission. They are examined closely so that the hundreds of donors who give to United Way are assured that their dollars are truly making a difference in people's lives, and that funds raised are sent to programs that work and are run well."

Only 501(c)3 charitable organizations may apply, and must meet the eligibility requirements for funding. Applications can be picked up at the St. Landry-Evangeline United Way office at 311 W. Vine St. in Opelousas Monday-Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Deadline for submitting the application and all required attachments is Friday, September 6 at 4:00 p.m. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. For more information, call 337-942-7815.

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