United Way has 9% more to give
From a United Way of Chicago press release:
The United Way of Metropolitan Chicago announced this summer that $55.7 million of community investment funds for health and human service programs will be available beginning July 1st. This marks a 9% increase in community funding for the second year in a row.
Due in part to the recent consolidation of 54 United Ways into one regional system, United Way of Metropolitan Chicago increased community investment to a broad range of programs in the communities United Way serves.
“United Way funded programs undergo rigorous evaluation to show outcomes that benefit individuals and the community at large,” said W. James Farrell, ITW Chairman and CEO and chair of United Way of Metropolitan Chicago board of directors. “Our outcomes-based funding model is focused on supporting the programs that create lasting change. It is not about the number of children who go to an after school program, but on how many of those children stay in school to graduate and lead productive lives.”