United Way’s Big Annoucement

by Katie McGraw on February 19, 2013 at 6:44 am

Today The United Way of Muskingum, Perry, and Morgan Counties made an exciting announcement; Their funding will now be open to any non profit organization!

Those eligible must be working towards achieving one of The United Way’s client outcomes to maximize impacts. Those outcomes are education, income, health and providing a quality safety net.

Executive Director, Meg Deedrick said, "And again we wanted to make sure we reach saturation in Muskingum, Perry and Morgan Counties, so this is an opportunity for many organizations that may have not been that historical United Way partner to work with United Way to advance their goals and our goals at the same time."

A mandatory application training session for organizations interested will be on Thursday, February 28th from 2 to 4 PM at John McIntire Library’s Auditorium.

Community Impact Coordinator, Amy Davis said, "The next process will be, the organization will be asked to complete a two page letter of intent stating which one of the client outcomes they are working towards, how much funding they are asking for, and what partnerships in the community that they have, in order to support that program."

If approved programs will submit a full application by April 12th and the programs will be evaluated and accepted programs will be announced in June. There is a limit of 40 applications. A full list of contracts, dates and client outcomes is below.

CONTACTS: Mindy Murphy- Phone: (740)-454-6872 or Email: medwards@unitedwayofmpm.org


  • Application Training Session: February 28th from 2-4 p.m.
  • Letter of Intent Due: April 12, 2013
  • Awards Announced: June
  • First Investment in Program: July



  • An increase in budgeting and other financial skills especially including an effective method of encouraging participation
  • Ability to keep people in their homes
  • Improvement in job readiness
  • An increase in household income and family assets


  • An increase in parenting skills and involvement, especially for parents of children 0 to 3
  • an increase in school readiness for pre-school children
  • Improvement in behavior and social interaction, especially in programming outside of the school day
  • An increase in the number of young adults who graduate and make a successful transition to work or higher education  


  • Quality access to physical, dental or mental health care and education
  • Quality access to affordable medication
  • Quality access to mental health and substance abuse services for children and adolescents
  • An increase in the percentage of youth and adults who are healthy and avoid risky behaviors

Safety Net Services

  • Quality access to timely short-term assistance. Examples are food, shelter, clothing, disaster relief and referral services.