St. Martin Center Coping with Loss of United Way Funding
Several area non-profits are trying to figure out how to cope with the loss of United Way funding starting next July.
Last night, we told you Community Shelter Services was struggling to come up with a plan.
Today, we're hearing the same story from the St. Martin Center.
For the past 50 years, the center has been helping up to 15,000 people a year, providing services ranging from a food pantry to financial counseling.
It will lost $108,000 starting next summer.
The United Way re-focusing its funding priorities on programs to address the root causes of poverty.
The center says the money it is losing paid for key staff.
So it will increase grant applications and donation appeals to retain the employees.
St. Martin Center CEO David Gonzalez said, "We are looking for funds to supplant the funds we received, so we can continue to provide quality jobs for individuals to help provide that assistance to clients."
The United Way changes mean nine local non-profits will lose grants totaling about $650,000.