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Community Impact

100% of your donation to Warren County United Way directly impacts your family, friends, and neighbors in the Warren County community!

Warren County United Way will continues to develop new community impact programs and funding opportunities, in cooperation with other community leaders. We are committed not only to raising funds for our member agencies with our annual campaign, but in creating new opportunities for the communities we serve.


Support Programs and Special Projects 

There are several special projects and programs available free of charge through Warren County United way, including the Imagination LibraryFree Prescription Discount Cards in cooperation with Familywize, MyFreeTaxes, 211, and Strive for Less than 5, which is a partnership with Knox County United Way and the Regional Office of Education). 


Community Impact Funding

Warren County United Way's Annual Community Impact Campaign sets an annual goal each year, based on area nonprofit funding requests. These funds come from area business and individual giving. A committee consisting of community leaders reviews funding proposal requests, facilitates interviews, and visits existing and/or potential nonprofit organizations and determines how campaign funds will be allocated. The application for this funding opens every spring, with allocations funds distributed the following calendar year. ONE HUNDRED PERCENT of all campaign funds raised go directly to member agencies.


Helen Bersted Memorial Grant

The Helen Bersted Memorial Grant was established in 2015 to honor the life and legacy of Warren County United Way's first, and long-time executive director, Helen Bersted. Bersted's work in this community has left an incredible mark. As one of the founding members of both Warren Achievement Center and Warren County United Way, her dedication and inspiration continues to provide service to thousands in Warren County each and every year.

Each year, Warren County United Way accepts applications from any Warren County non-profit organization who has served the community for three or more years. This capacity grant opens in the fall, and awards normally range between $1,000 and $3,000. Funds for this grant is made possible through the Len G. Everett Trust.


Emergency Funding Grant - Member Agencies

The Emergency Funding Grant provides up to $10,000 in the event of unforseen emergencies or special allocation requests from Warren County organizations that meet specific requirements. A serious financial problem or emergency situation is defined as, but not limited to: a breakdown of essential equipment; repairs that cannot go unattended without damaging the property; or an urgent community service need. Applicaitons are only available through the executive director and decisions are made with Warren County United Way's executive committee. 


Emergency Food and Shelter Program Facilitation

The Emergency Food and Shelter Program was established in 1983 in cooperation with the Federal Emergency Mamagement Agency (FEMA). Every year, a determination as to how much funding counties will receive. United Ways throughout the United States work with local boards to determine what orgnizations, if any, are eligible for distribution of these funds. Warren County United Way facilitiates this distribution for programs in this community.