investment, concept, business-5241253.jpg

Grant Awards

The United Way of Oxford-Lafayette County (UWOLC) Board of Directors awarded $200,000 in grant funding for fiscal year (FY) 2024-2025. The grant recipients enable the UWOLC to improve lives and meet community needs throughout the Lafayette-Oxford-University (LOU) community.

The UWOLC will provide support to 25 local programs and initiatives as part of its FY 2024-2025 grant cycle. Recipients will use the awarded funds to implement programs and initiatives in the UWOLC’s four focus areas of health, education, financial stability and basic needs.

Advisory committees comprised of local volunteers guide the UWOLC’s annual community investment process by evaluating applications in the categories of health, education, financial stability and basic needs. Once the four advisory committees complete their evaluations, the committee chairs meet in order to determine the recommended award amounts, which are submitted to the UWOLC Board of Directors for its review and approval. The referenced evaluations are accompanied by a fiscal agent review, which is conducted by the organization’s finance committee.

The aforementioned award process is thorough as applicants must demonstrate the positive outcomes of the proposed programs and initiatives as well as the severity of the needs being addressed in addition to providing information regarding their finances and organizational structure. All of the volunteers who participate in the process are local residents who give of their time, talents and expertise to ensure the awarded grant funding will have a significant impact within their home community.

Please click here to download a two-page PDF file that provides summary information for the grant recipients listed below.

Education Recipients: $63,700

Power Hour: Boys & Girls Clubs of North Mississippi 
2024-2025 Funding: $16,000.00

Youth Mentoring: Faith Planters
2024-2025 Funding: $500.00

Adult Basic Literacy Education (ABLE): Lafayette County Literacy Council
2024-2025 Funding: $4,000.00

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library: Lafayette County Literacy Council
2024-2025 Funding: $6,000.00

Early Childhood Education: LOU Reads Coalition
2024-2025 Funding: $3,200.00

One-on-One Tutoring & Enrichment Programs: The Leap Frog Program
2024-2025 Funding: $34,000.00

Health Recipients: $60,000

Victim Services: Family Crisis Services of Northwest Mississippi
2024-2025 Funding: $40,000.00

Cub Scout Recruitment: Natchez Trace Council, Boy Scouts of America
2024-2025 Funding: $500.00

Raising Mothers to Rise: North Mississippi Exchange Family Center
2024-2025 Funding: $16,000.00

Fresh Food for Everyone: Oxford Community Market 
2024-2025 Funding:  $2,000.00

Special Olympics: Special Olympics Mississippi Area IV 
2024-2025 Funding:  $2,000.00

Financial Stability Recipients: $2,500

Self-Sufficiency Transitional Empowerment Program (STEP): Doors of Hope Transition Ministries
2024-2025 Funding: $2,500.00

Basic Needs Recipients: $73,800

Disaster Cycle Services: American Red Cross
2024-2025 Funding: $1,000.00

CASA Socks & Soles Program: CASA of North Mississippi
2024-2025 Funding: $4,000.00

Mobile Clothes Closet: Faith Planters
2024-2025 Funding: $500.00

Emergency Assistance: Doors of Hope Transition Ministries
2024-2025 Funding: $2,500.00

Homeless Client Assistance: Interfaith Compassion Ministry 
2024-2025 Funding: $30,000.00

Indigent Client Assistance: Interfaith Compassion Ministry 
2024-2025 Funding: $20,000.00

Pack The Pantry: Lovepacks
2024-2025 Funding: $2,000.00

Oxford Diaper Bank: North Mississippi Exchange Family Center
2024-2025 Funding: $1,000.00

Home Renovation & Repair: Oxford-Lafayette Fuller Center for Housing
2024-2025 Funding: $1,000.00

Patient Assistance: North Mississippi Kidney Foundation
2024-2025 Funding: $3,000.00

Food Assistance: The Pantry of Oxford and Lafayette County 
2024-2025 Funding: $550.00

Utility Payment Assistance: The Salvation Army
2024-2025 Funding: $1,000.00

Home-Delivered Meals Program: Three Rivers AAA/PDD
2024-2025 Funding: $7,250.00


Every contribution to our organization is an investment in our community that yields incredible returns!