United Way approves funding for local community projects

Friday, August 1, 2014 | 11:21 a.m. CDT; updated 8:01 p.m. CDT, Friday, August 1, 2014

COLUMBIA — About $615,000 was awarded to 10 local agencies for community projects by the Heart of Missouri United Way. 

The agencies made 18 requests for funding, totaling $1.09 million, according to a Heart of Missouri United Way news release. Sixteen of the requests received money.

The requests were separated into four main categories, including affordable housing, homelessness, food security and domestic violence.

Here is a breakdown of the projects for which agencies received money:

Affordable Housing: 

  • Boone County Council on Aging received $30,678 for Safe at Home.
  • Mid-Missouri Legal Service Corp. received $34,650 for a housing law project.
  • Voluntary Action Center received $72,000 for family assistance and emergency.


  • Heart of Missouri Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children received $29,340 for the organization.
  • Rainbow House received $49,500 for the Homeless Youth Program.
  • The Salvation Army received $40,000 for Harbor House.

Food Security: 

  • The Food Bank received $41,147 for the Buddy Pack Program; $103,748 for food acquisition and distribution; and $41,147 for the Central Pantry.
  • Sustainable Farms and Communities received $8,891 for Access to Healthy Food.

Domestic Violence:

  • Rainbow House received $33,750 for Children's Emergency Shelter.
  • True North received $19,800 for supportive services and $22,500 for Emergency Shelter


  • Love INC. received $67,500 for Clearing House.

All information provided by a 2015 Community Impact Safety-Net Investment Allocation chart is included below.

Supervising editor is Landon Woodroof.

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