United Way of the North Shore is providing $132,000 to eight Evanston agencies to help them through the recession.

The United Way Fund was established in 1997 and this year approximately $100,000 of the total grant was drawn from principal, in recognition of the financial crisis that many of Evanston’s health and human service agencies find themselves facing this year.

United Way officials say that due to current economic trends, many non-profits have been struggling this year more than ever before. State budget cuts and higher demands for services have put many organizations on the verge of devastation.

Of Evanston’s 90 non-profits, the eight that will receive funds are:

  • Childcare Network of Evanston, City Wide Child Care Scholarships: $14,000.
  • Connections for the Homeless, Shelter and Supportive Housing Program: $25,000.
  • The Infant Welfare Society of Evanston, Family Support: $22,000.
  • North Shore Senior Center, Evanston Services: $10,000.

    United Way of the North Shore is providing $132,000 to eight Evanston agencies to help them through the recession.

    The United Way Fund was established in 1997 and this year approximately $100,000 of the total grant was drawn from principal, in recognition of the financial crisis that many of Evanston’s health and human service agencies find themselves facing this year.

    United Way officials say that due to current economic trends, many non-profits have been struggling this year more than ever before. State budget cuts and higher demands for services have put many organizations on the verge of devastation.

    Of Evanston’s 90 non-profits, the eight that will receive funds are:

    • Childcare Network of Evanston, City Wide Child Care Scholarships: $14,000.
    • Connections for the Homeless, Shelter and Supportive Housing Program: $25,000.
    • The Infant Welfare Society of Evanston, Family Support: $22,000.
    • North Shore Senior Center, Evanston Services: $10,000.
    • Peer Services, Adult Substance Abuse: $12,000.
    • The Harbour, STEPS: $12,000.
    • Youth Job Center, Strategic Corporate Alliance Program: $12,000.
    • YWCA, Domestic Violence Services: $25,000.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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2 Comments

  1. 90 non-profits
    How does this number compare to other surrounding/similiar communities?
    Crains ran an article recently about the consolidation of non-profits to minimize overhead and maximize resources to those truly in need.
    We may need to do the same.

  2. Evanston Community Fund
    Bill,
    Please note that the monies you refer to above came from the Evanston Community Fund, which withdrew $100K in principal from their endowment account (supplemented by $32K in interest). A committee of Steve Carlson, Sarah Flax, Pete Scanlon, Bill Gifford and Jack Snarr made the recommendation.

    There is no longer an Evanston United Way. The activities of the former Evanston United Way have been subsumed by the United Way of the North Shore.

    Sincerely, Peter Glaser

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