FY 2020-2021 Grant Awards

The United Way of Oxford-Lafayette County (UWOLC) awarded $200,000 in grant funding for fiscal year (FY) 2020-2021. The grant recipients enable the UWOLC to improve lives and meet community needs throughout the Lafayette-Oxford-University (LOU) community by promoting good health, quality education, and stable incomes.

All award recommendations and decisions are locally driven by UWOLC board members as well as other community volunteers who serve on advisory committees that review the grant applications the organization receives. Applications are grouped into the UWOLC's four focus areas (health, education, financial stability, and basis needs) and volunteers score them based on specified criteria to help ensure the initiatives will address significant needs in the LOU community. The UWOLC Board of Directors receives award recommendations from the Community Impact Committee (CIC), which is comprised of the advisory committee chairs, and votes upon the final grant allocations. The process ensures the donations the UWOLC receives will have a meaningful impact.

Please click here to download a two-page PDF file that provides summary information for the funded programs and coalitions listed below.


Total Allocation: $54,900

Focusing Resources of Effective Student Hygiene (FRESH): Junior Auxiliary of Oxford, MS
2020-2021 Funding: $1,000.00

Stop The Abuse Now (STAN): North Mississippi Exchange Family Center
2020-2021 Funding: $1,000.00

Special Olympics Programming: Special Olympics Mississippi (Area 4)
2020-2021 Funding: $4,000.00

Victim Services: Family Crisis Services of Northwest Mississippi
2020-2021 Funding: $36,000.00

Go-getter Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader (GIRL) on the Go: Girl Scouts Heart of the South 
2020-2021 Funding: $1,000.00

Market Fresh Food for Everyone: Oxford Community Market 
2020-2021 Funding:  $11,900.00


Total Allocation: $66,550

Dolly Parton Imagination Library: Lafayette County Literacy Council
2020-2021 Funding: $6,000.00

Power Hour: Boys & Girls Club of North Mississippi 
2020-2021 Funding: $15,000.00

One-on-One Tutoring & Enrichment Programs: The Leap Frog Program
2020-2021 Funding: $34,000.00

Adult Basic Literacy Education (ABLE): Lafayette County Literacy Council
2020-2021 Funding: $3,400.00

Abbeville School Educational Summer Enrichment Camp: Gordon Community & Cultural Center, Inc.
2020-2021 Funding: $1,600.00

LOU Reads Coalition Programming: LOU Reads Coalition
2020-2021 Funding: $6,550.00


Basic Needs: $69,000

Court Appointed Special Advocates Programming: CASA of Lafayette County
2020-2021 Funding: $5,000.00

Emergency Assistance: The Salvation Army
2020-2021 Funding: $3,000.00

Homeless Client Assistance: Interfaith Compassion Ministry 
2020-2021 Funding: $29,500.00

Indigent Client Assistance: Interfaith Compassion Ministry 
2020-2021 Funding: $23,500.00

Meals on Wheels: Three Rivers AAA/PDD
2020-2021 Funding: $8,000.00

Financial Stability: $9,550

Self-Sufficiency Transitional Empowerment Program (STEP): Doors of Hope Transition Ministries
2020-2021 Funding: $7,500.00

Patient Assistance: The North Mississippi Kidney Foundation 
2020-2021 Funding: $2,050.00


Additional Community Impact Initiatives: $200

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Center: Pro Bono Initiative at the University of Mississippi
2020-2021 Funding: $200.00