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Grant Awards

The United Way of Oxford-Lafayette County (UWOLC) Board of Directors awarded $210,000 in grant funding for fiscal year (FY) 2022-2023. 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 16 local programs and the LOU Reads Coalition as part of its FY 2022-2023 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.

Health Recipients: $62,000

Victim Services: Family Crisis Services of Northwest Mississippi
2022-2023 Funding: $40,000.00

Raising Mothers to Rise: North Mississippi Exchange Family Center
2022-2023 Funding: $16,000.00

Fresh Food for Everyone: Oxford Community Market 
2022-2023 Funding:  $5,000.00

Membership Recruitment: Yocona Area Council, Boy Scouts of America 
2022-2023 Funding: $1,000.00

Education Recipients: $63,950

Power Hour: Boys & Girls Club of North Mississippi 
2022-2023 Funding: $16,000.00

Adult Basic Literacy Education (ABLE): Lafayette County Literacy Council
2022-2023 Funding: $4,000.00

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library: Lafayette County Literacy Council
2022-2023 Funding: $6,000.00

Early Childhood Education: LOU Reads Coalition
2022-2023 Funding: $3,250.00

One-on-One Tutoring & Enrichment Programs: The Leap Frog Program
2022-2023 Funding: $34,700.00

Financial Stability Recipients: $6,000

Self-Sufficiency Transitional Empowerment Program (STEP): Doors of Hope Transition Ministries
2022-2023 Funding: $6,000.00

Basic Needs Recipients: $78,050

Disaster Cycle Services: American Red Cross
2022-2023 Funding: $1,000.00

Socks & Soles Program: CASA of North Mississippi
2022-2023 Funding: $8,050.00

Emergency Assistance: Doors of Hope Transition Ministries
2022-2023 Funding: $4,000.00

Homeless Client Assistance: Interfaith Compassion Ministry 
2022-2023 Funding: $30,000.00

Indigent Client Assistance: Interfaith Compassion Ministry 
2021-2022 Funding: $24,000.00

Patient Assistance: The North Mississippi Kidney Foundation 
2021-2022 Funding: $3,000.00

Meals on Wheels: Three Rivers AAA/PDD
2021-2022 Funding: $8,000.00

Additional Community Impact Initiatives: $200

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Center
2022-2023 Funding: $200.00


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