2016-2017 Funded Programs

In 2016-2017, United Way of Oxford & Lafayette County (UWOLC) awarded program grants totaling almost $354,000. These programs improve lives by promoting good health, quality education, and stable incomes. UWOLCs Community Investment Committee, which includes members of the UWOLC Board of Directors as well as other community volunteers, is responsible for reviewing applications and recommending program awards. They assess all applications using a consistent set of criteria and are charged with investing our donors' contributions in ways that will best advance the common good. Please see below for a list of currently funded partner programs.

In addition to our program grants, UWOLC funds and staffs several mission-driven coalitions and invests in a small set of other community impact efforts. These are also listed below:

Prevention & Wellness: $26,400

Correcting our Past and Establishing Skills (COPES): Exchange Club Family Center
2016-2017 Funding: $2,000.00

Garden Project: Good Food For Oxford Schools 
2016-2017 Funding: $9,250.00

To Love a Child: Exchange Club Family Center
2016-2017 Funding: $9,000.00

LOU Excel by 5 Coalition Health & Safety Focus Area: LOU Excel by 5 Coalition
2016-2017 Funding: $550.00

Special Olympics Area IV: Special Olympics
2016-2017 Funding: $5,600

Health & Mental Health Care Services: $57,000

Patient Assistance: The North Mississippi Kidney Foundation 
2016-2017 Funding: $7,500.00

Victim Services: Family Crisis Services 
2016-2017 Funding:  $49,500.00


Early Childhood: $31,337.60

Dolly Parton Imagination Library: Lafayette County Literacy Council
2016-2017 Funding: $22,700.00

LOU Excel by 5 Coalition: LOU Excel by 5 Coalition 
2016-2017 Funding: $8,637.60

Reading at Grade Level: $107,880

LOU Reads Coalition: LOU Reads Coalition
2016-2017 Funding: $10,000

Power Hour: Boys & Girls Club of North Mississippi 
2016-2017 Funding: $45,000.00

Summer Learning: Horizons at The University of Mississippi 
2016-2017 Funding: $20,880.00

Leap Frog Tutoring & Enrichment: Leap Frog Program
2016-2017 Funding: $32,000.00

Basic Needs: $110,315

Disaster Relief: American Red Cross
2016-2017 Funding: $13,000.00

Homeless Client Assistance Program: Interfaith Compassion Ministry 
2016-2017 Funding: $38,450.00

Indigent Client Assistance Program: Interfaith Compassion Ministry 
2016-2017 Funding: $46,065.00

Meals on Wheels: Three Rivers PDD
2016-2017 Funding: $12,800.00

Promoting Stability: $30,648.50

Adult Basic Literacy Education (ABLE): Lafayette County Literacy Council
2016-2017 Funding: $3,584.00

College Savings Program: LOU Saves 
2016-2017 Funding: $4,914.50

Self-Sufficiency Transitional Empowerment Program: Doors of Hope Transition Ministries
2016-2017 Funding: $22,000.00

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Center: Pro Bono initiative at the University of Mississippi
2016-2017 Funding: $150.00