Capital Area United Way Releases Additional Flood Relief Funding

Capital Area United Way Releases Additional Flood Relief Funding

An additional $600,000 will be granted to local nonprofits

BATON ROUGE, LA (November 18, 2016) Capital Area United Way’s board of directors approved funding for 21 local nonprofits totaling $610,000 to help with relief, recovery, mental health and rebuilding in the 10-parish region. The first phase, previously released, was to help with reimbursements of flood services, immediate relief of needs, and organizational needs. To date, Capital Area United Way has raised $1.5 million in direct funding that will be used toward flood relief, and with this round of funding has invested a total of $818,800 for flood relief and recovery efforts

“Our volunteers are working diligently to ensure that the funding available is being used to help the most people in the most impactful way,” said Katie Pritchett, Vice President of Community Impact for Capital Area United Way. “We believe there are more nonprofits doing great work to help with rebuilding and recovery efforts, and we welcome them to apply for funding, as well. 52 organizations submitted requests for more than $2.1 million in this round. As is the case with all funding decisions, volunteers reviewed the applications and evaluated which organizations were in most need. The 21 organizations selected for funding are listed below.

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Baton Rouge Children’s Advocacy Center

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$50,000.00

Child Advocacy Services

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$10,000.00

Denham Springs Long-Term Recovery Committee

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$45,000.00

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Family Road of GBR

$25,000.00

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Family Service of GBR

$25,000.00

Foundation for East Baton Rouge School System--iCARE

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$20,000.00

H.O.P.E. Ministries of Pointe Coupee

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$10,000.00

Habitat for Humanity of Baton Rouge

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$50,000.00

Kids Orchestra

$30,000.00

LATAN (Louisiana Assistive Technology Access Network)

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$30,000.00

Life of a Single Mom Ministries

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$20,000.00

Mid-City Redevelopment Alliance

$35,000.00

Northshore Cajun Army

$34,000.00

Regina Coeli Child Development Center

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$50,000.00

Salvation Army

$50,000.00

Southeast Louisiana Legal Services

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$20,000.00

St. James Council on Aging

$20,000.00

St. Vincent de Paul

$16,000.00

The ARC Baton Rouge

$30,000.00

UREC

$15,000.00

Volunteer Ascension

$25,000.00

Applications for Phases 2 and 3 funding will continue to be accepted until all flood relief dollars have been expended.

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Nonprofits interested in applying for Phase 2: Mental Health and Rebuild Services can submit an application online at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Phase2floodfunding

Nonprofits interested in applying for Phase 3: Direct Client Assistance can submit an application online at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Phase3funding

To support Capital Area United Way and Flood Recovery, visit http://www.cauw.org/flood

Capital Area United Way

Capital Area United Way works to create a community where everyone is empowered to achieve their full potential. CAUW is leading a movement to focus donated resources on programs that have significant impact within our communities; to move the needle by addressing our greatest needs. We are creating a pattern of real change by putting people in a position to achieve their full potential. Our efforts focus on impacting our communities in the areas of: education, income stability, health, basic needs, and community level strategies. To see the impact and learn how you can be the one, please visit ThePowerOf1United.org.