FY 2018-2019 Funded Programs

The United Way of Oxford & Lafayette County (UWOLC) awarded grant funds totaling $305,000 for fiscal year (FY) 2018-2019. The funded programs and community coalitions improve lives by promoting good health, quality education, and stable incomes. The UWOLC's Community Impact Committee and advisory committees, which include members of the UWOLC Board of Directors as well as other community volunteers, are responsible for reviewing grant applications on an annual basis and making award recommendations. Members assess applications using a consistent set of criteria and are charged with investing our donors' contributions in ways that will best advance the common good. The five advisory committees correspond to the UWOLC's four focus areas (health, education, basic needs, and financial stability) as well as a separate committee for community coalitions. Please see below for a list of award recipients and click here to learn more about the identified programs.

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


Total Allocation: $75,940

Correcting our Past and Establishing Skills (COPES): Exchange Club Family Center
2018-2019 Funding: $1,000.00

Growing & Learning: Culture of Health Program: Good Food For Oxford Schools 
2018-2019 Funding: $9,250.00

Raising Mothers to Rise: Exchange Club Family Center
2018-2019 Funding: $7,500.00

Special Olympics Mississippi - Area IV: Special Olympics Mississippi - Area IV
2018-2019 Funding: $4,500

Victim Services: Family Crisis Services 
2017-2018 Funding:  $44,000.00

G.I.R.L. on the Go: Girl Scouts Heart of the South 
2018-2019 Funding:  $2,000.00

Healthy Food, Healthy Families Outreach: Oxford Community Market 
2018-2019 Funding:  $7,740.00

Healthy Food, Healthy Families Outreach: Southern Recovery Advocacy 
2018-2019 Funding:  $1,000.00


Total Allocation: $92,260

Dolly Parton Imagination Library: Lafayette County Literacy Council
2018-2019 Funding: $8,000.00

Power Hour: Boys & Girls Club of North Mississippi 
2018-2019 Funding: $25,000.00

Summer Learning: Horizons at The University of Mississippi 
2018-2019 Funding: $10,000.00

One-on-One Tutoring & Enrichment Programs: The Leap Frog Program
2018-2019 Funding: $39,000.00

Adult Basic Literacy Education (ABLE): Lafayette County Literacy Council
2018-2019 Funding: $4,550.00

Lucha Libros: Lafayette County & Oxford Public Library
2018-2019 Funding: $3,210.00

Abbeville School Educational Summer Enrichment Camp: Gordon Community & Cultural Center, Inc.
2018-2019 Funding: $2,500.00


Basic Needs: $97,000

Court Appointed Special Advocates: CASA of Lafayette County
2017-2018 Funding: $4,000.00

Homeless Client Assistance Program: Interfaith Compassion Ministry 
2018-2019 Funding: $38,000.00

Indigent Client Assistance Program: Interfaith Compassion Ministry 
2018-2019 Funding: $30,000.00

Meals on Wheels: Three Rivers AAA/PDD
2018-2019 Funding: $12,800.00

Helping Hands: Oxford-Lafayette Habitat for Humanity
2018-2019 Funding: $1,000.00

Financial Stability: $34,000

College Savings Program: LOU Saves 
2018-2019 Funding: $8,300.00

Self-Sufficiency Transitional Empowerment Program: Doors of Hope Transition Ministries
2018-2019 Funding: $22,000.00

Patient Assistance: The North Mississippi Kidney Foundation 
2017-2018 Funding: $5,500.00

Comprehensive Counseling Agency for Credit, Housing, & Household Money Management: LOU-Home, Inc.
2018-2019 Funding: $3,200.00

Scams of Seniors (SOS): North Mississippi Rural Legal Services
2018-2019 Funding: $5,000.00


Community Coalitions: $7,000

Kindergarten Readiness: LOU Excel By 5 Coalition
2018-2019 Funding: $5,000.00

Campaign for Grade-Level Reading: LOU Reads Coalition
2018-2019 Funding: $2,000.00


Additional Community Impact Initiatives: $200

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Center: Pro Bono Initiative at the University of Mississippi
2018-2019 Funding: $200.00