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UNITED WAY ANNUAL GRANT APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE
In order to be considered, agencies must be incorporated; not-for-profit and IRS tax exempt with 501(c)3 documentation; be non-discriminatory; have active, rotating volunteer leadership that represents diverse elements of the Bemidji area; and have sound financial program management. In addition, the agency must provide a local community service based on documented need(s) within one or more of the United Way’s three community impact areas: education - helping children, youth, and adults achieve their full potential; income - promoting financial stability, increasing self-sufficiency and independence; health - improving people's health and social well-being, or basic needs - providing basic needs or crisis/emergency services.
Applications including financials will be reviewed by a local volunteer Community Investment Cabinet (formerly known as the Allocations Committee) who in addition, will make site visits to all applicant agencies to ensure donor dollars are well spent and results are delivered. Final investment decisions will be approved by the United Way of Bemidji Area Board of Directors.
Annual Piece of Cake "Celebrity" Cake Decorating
The public is invited to stop by and take part in the annual
Piece of Cake! “Celebrity” Cake Decorating Contest and Auction
for the United Way. On Thursday, April 10, between 11:15 am -
1:00 pm at Marketplace Foods, local “celebrity” teams will be
decorating different cakes that are then packaged with other
valuable items and auctioned off to each highest bidder.
Congratulations to the Bemidji area for a successful 2013 community campaign, raising $400,107.91!
United Way of Bemidji Area Advances the Common Good, creating a meaningful difference in the lives of area children, youth, aging adults and their caregivers, people in crisis and people with mental and physical disabilities by focusing on the building blocks for a good life:
Education - helping children, youth and young adults achieve their full potential
Income - promoting financial stability and independence
Health - improving people’s health and social well-being, and strengthening basic need/crisis services