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United Way of Front Royal-Warren County approves $35,000 in grants

11 July 2020 Front Royal/Warren County News

The United Way of Front Royal-Warren County Board of Directors approved grants totaling $35,000 to eight community agencies located in Warren County.

These agencies include: Blue Ridge Legal Services, House of Hope, The Laurel Center, Phoenix Project, St. Luke Community Clinic, Warren County Habitat for Humanity, Cars Changing Lives and Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry.

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be considered for funding:

  • The organization must have IRS 501(c)(3) status and be a Virginia registered charity. Proof of both must be submitted.
  • Be directed by a volunteer governing body with an organizational structure to administer programs.
  • The organization must account for their funds in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Conduct an annual audit if the operating budget is over $250,000 or a financial review if the operating budget is under $250,000. If the agency’s budget is under $50,000, a compilation is necessary.
  • The organization must provide health and human services in Front Royal-Warren County.
  • Operate without discrimination.
  • Overhead cost (management and general/fundraising) should not exceed 25 percent of revenue.

The amount the United Way awarded this year is a 16 percent increase over the amount given in 2019. 

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