May 26. 2023
Emma Walsman Receives the Decatur County United Fund Governor's Work Ethic Certification $500 Scholarship at Greensburg Community Schools Honor Day.
The Decatur County United Fund has partnered with the schools for six years now and our goal was always to strengthen employability skills recognized by this certification that is critical in providing a pipeline of skilled high school graduates for today’s workforce. We collectively are working to encourage students to meet the benchmarks that will assist them in their college or career goals.
May 23. 2023
$51,088 in Special Grants Awarded by Decatur County United Fund
Another way Decatur County United Fund invests in the community is through special grants to meet specific needs and fuel special projects. United Fund awarded $51,088 in special grants to 15 of their current community partners at its recent Board of Director’s meeting.
The 2023 special grants were awarded due to the success of the 2022 Campaign. The grants provide funding for short-term projects or one-time expenses that will have a positive impact in the community. Read More
March 27. 2023
United Fund Recognizes Outgoing Board Member and Welcomes New Member
The Decatur County United Fund is pleased to recognize their outgoing board member Jayne McCleland. Jayne joined the board in January 2017. She moved up the officer’s ladder and served as President in 2020, and has served on the Community Investment, Personnel, Finance, Volunteer of Year, Marketing and Nominating Committees. Joane Cunningham, Executive Director, shared “Jayne continues to be a loyal supporter of the Decatur County United Fund. She believes in working towards positive community change. She truly is a community minded individual with many strengths to share and we know she will continue to be an asset to this community.” Read More
February 1. 2023
Grant Application for 2024 Funding Available
Grant applications for 2024 funding from the Decatur County United Fund are now available.
Any 501 (c) 3, tax-exempt, human service organization serving Decatur County interested in applying for a grant should contact the United Fund office to request an application.
The DCUF funds health and human service agencies serving Decatur County. Of particular interest are programs focusing on education; community health, safety and well-being; and child development.
For more information, contact the Decatur County United Fund at 812-663-3342 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline to apply is Thursday, March 2, 2023 by 4 pm. Late applications will not be accepted.
May 9, 2022
United Fund Awards $29,545 in Special Grants
The Decatur County United Fund awarded $29,545 in special grants to 12 organizations at its April Board of Director’s meeting.
The 2022 special grants were awarded due to the success of the 2021 Campaign. The grants provide funding for short-term projects or one-time expenses that will have a positive impact in the community.
April 4, 2022
United Fund Announces Camp Invention Scholarships
The Decatur County United Fund Board of Directors recently awarded a $5000 grant to the Decatur County Community Schools for the 2022 Camp Invention Program. Camp Invention is a program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the future of innovation and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Invention is a process that requires collaboration, hands-on application of STEM, creative problem solving, entrepreneurship and an understanding that moments of failure are necessary on the path to success.
January 25, 2022
United Fund Announces 2021 Volunteer of the Year
“The heart of a volunteer is not measured in size, but by the depth of the commitment to make a difference in lives of others. This quote really resonated with me in describing our 2021 Volunteer of the Year recipient,” stated Joane Cunningham, Executive Director of the Decatur County United Fund.
January 25, 2022
United Fund Announces Campaign Total
Thanks to the generosity of hundreds of individuals and businesses in Decatur County, Decatur County United Fund was able to raise $605,514 during the 2021 Campaign, exceeding their goal of $520,000 despite such a challenging year.