FY 2017-2018 Funded Programs

In 2017-2018, the United Way of Oxford & Lafayette County (UWOLC) awarded program grants totaling $330,000. The funded programs improve lives by promoting good health, quality education, and stable incomes. The UWOLC's 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. Members 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 initiatives are also listed below:


Total Allocation: $84,500

Correcting our Past and Establishing Skills (COPES): Exchange Club Family Center
2017-2018 Funding: $1,000.00

Growing & Learning Garden & Health Education Program: Good Food For Oxford Schools 
2017-2018 Funding: $9,250.00

To Love a Child: Exchange Club Family Center
2017-2018 Funding: $7,500.00

LOU Excel by 5 Coalition Health & Safety Focus Area: LOU Excel by 5 Coalition
2017-2018 Funding: $600.00

Special Olympics Area IV: Special Olympics of Mississippi
2017-2018 Funding: $4,500

Victim Services: Family Crisis Services 
2017-2018 Funding:  $49,500.00

G.I.R.L. on the Go: Girl Scouts Heart of the South 
2017-2018 Funding:  $49,500.00

Dig It! Healthy Food, Healthy Families at OXCM: Oxford Community Market 
2017-2018 Funding:  $49,500.00


Total Allocation: $114,500

Dolly Parton Imagination Library: Lafayette County Literacy Council
2017-2018 Funding: $10,000.00

LOU Excel by 5 Coalition: LOU Excel by 5 Coalition 
2017-2018 Funding: $3,070.00

Power Hour: Boys & Girls Club of North Mississippi 
2017-2018 Funding: $36,400.00

Summer Learning: Horizons at The University of Mississippi 
2017-2018 Funding: $20,880.00

Leap Frog Tutoring & Enrichment: Leap Frog Program
2017-2018 Funding: $40,000.00

Literacy Education (ABLE): Lafayette County Literacy Council
2017-2018 Funding: $4,150.00


Basic Needs: $97,000

Disaster Relief: American Red Cross
2017-2018 Funding: $13,000.00

Homeless Client Assistance Program: Interfaith Compassion Ministry 
2017-2018 Funding: $28,000.00

Indigent Client Assistance Program: Interfaith Compassion Ministry 
2017-2018 Funding: $40,000.00

Meals on Wheels: Three Rivers PDD
2017-2018 Funding: $12,800.00

Product Purchase: Dignity Period Oxford
2017-2018 Funding: $3,200.00

Financial Stability: $34,000

College Savings Program: LOU Saves 
2017-2018 Funding: $6,500.00

Self-Sufficiency Transitional Empowerment Program: Doors of Hope Transition Ministries
2017-2018 Funding: $22,000.00

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


Additional Community Impact Initiatives: $200

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Center: Pro Bono Initiative at the University of Mississippi
2017-2018 Funding: $200.00