United Way community investment committee meets to decide new not-for-profit organization funding

CAPE GIRARDEA, Mo. (KBSI) – The United Way of Southeast Missouri met Friday at a conference with the community investment committee in Cape Girardeau. The group makes the difficult decisions regarding which organizations the United Way of Southeast Missouri will fund.

The triennial grant application process came to an end recently. This meeting, held every three years, is an important event for the committee which uses several steps to decide who the committee chooses to receive funding from the grant and to what extent.

Volunteers make the hard decisions based on what is best for the community that the United Way of Southeast Missouri serves in Cape Girardeau, Bollinger, Perry and Northern Scott counties.

“We are so grateful for these volunteers who make what I think is one the most difficult decisions that United Way has to make,” said Elizabeth Shelton, Executive Director of United Way of Southeast Missouri. “We could not do this without their help. So we are just so grateful and anyone who is interested in participating in this committee or any of our other committees can learn more about them at unitedway.org and we are eager to have volunteers for the next time we go through it.”

Two organizations the committee has chosen to receive funds in the past include Habitat for Humanity and Big Brothers Big Sisters.

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