The Decatur County United Fund is committed to our community and the agencies we serve.
Our Mission is:
"Mobilizing The Power of Our Community to Develop and Maintain Resources that Meet Human Needs".
What is the Decatur County United Fund?
The United Fund is a local organization, run by volunteers and a small staff. It is best known for its role as an efficient fund-raising organization. The United Fund is able to raise funds for many different non-profit agencies at a low cost. If all agencies raised their own dollars individually, their administrative costs would be much higher.
How Does the Decatur County United Fund Work?
The United Fund conducts an annual county-wide campaign that raises funds from individuals, employee campaigns and businesses. The funds are then distributed to non-profit agencies who serve Decatur County residents.
How are Funds Distributed?
The Decatur County United Fund Allocations Committee, which consists of United Fund Board members and community-at-large volunteers, reviews applications from agencies requesting funding to support community programs in Decatur County. The Allocation Committee recommends how dollars should be spent. This committee carefully reviews community needs and bases funding on the most critically needed programs and services, paying careful attention to programs which will utilize United Fund donations efficiently and effectively.