ABILENE, Texas -

The United Way announced just who will receive $1.3 million in funds for 2014.

The following is a press release from the United Way of Abilene:

ABILENE, TX – The United Way of Abilene Board of Directors has approved the allocation of $1.3 million to help fund 30 health and human service programs in West Central Texas in 2014. These programs, administered by 23 local non-profit agencies, address United Way’s community impact priority areas of education, income, and health.

In 2014, $499,917 will be allocated for programs focused on education, with $608,500 for income related programs, and $191,815 for health. The allocations for 2014 are an increase of $295,000.

“We are proud to partner with so many excellent agencies in the community,” said Dr. Cathy Ashby, United Way of Abilene president/CEO. “The impact that these agencies have on our neighborhoods and families every day is tremendous.”

Included in the 23 United Way Community Partners are three new agencies: Boy Scouts Texas Trails Council, Girl Scouts of Texas/Oklahoma Plains, and Regional Victim Crisis Center.

The allocations for 2014 were recommended to the United Way of Abilene Board of Directors by a 40 member volunteer committee. The volunteers serving on United Way’s Community Impact Review Teams participate in a process that includes site visits, Q&A panels, and outcome reviews. Another volunteer committee completes an extensive financial review of each applying agency.

“Everyone that makes a donation to United Way of Abilene can be assured that their investment is being put to the best use possible in our community,” said Ashby.

“The goal of United Way, through partnerships, is for children to succeed in school and have opportunities for growth, that families will gain financial stability and independence, and for families to be healthy.”

2014 United Way of Abilene Community Partners

  • Abilene Hope Haven - Transitional Housing
  • Adult Protective Services Partners - Safety & Independence Program
  • Alliance for Women & Children - After School Care
  • Alliance for Women & Children - A-Teens
  • Alzheimer's Association - Family Care Program
  • Ben Richey Boys Ranch - Group Residential Care
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star - Mentoring
  • Boy Scouts, Texas Trails Council - Scout Reach
  • Boys & Girls Club - After School Program
  • Boys & Girls Club - Teen Night
  • Cancer Services Network - Patient Assistance
  • City of Abilene - Adaptive Recreation Nutrition
  • Communities in Schools - Student Case Management
  • Connecting Caring Communities - Abilene Neighborhood Initiative
  • Day Nursery of Abilene - Child Care Assistance
  • Dyess Youth Center - Dyess Youth Programs
  • FaithWorks - Life Skills Education
  • Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains - Girl Scout Leadership Experience
  • Noah Project - Intervention & Prevention
  • Presbyterian Medical Care Mission - Medical & Dental
  • Regional Victim Crisis Center - Big Country CASA
  • Shackelford County CRC - Day Camp & ASPRIRE
  • Southwestern Diabetic Foundation - Camp Sweeney
  • The Salvation Army - Comprehensive Emergency Assistance, Homeless to work, Emergency Shelter & Mass Feeding
  • YMCA - Child Care Connection & Intensive Supervision Program