Thanks to the generosity of donors throughout the North Penn and Indian Valley communities, our United Way is able to: support specific, direct-service programs run by local non-profit organizations; lead community programs like the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program, Stuff the Bus, and Day of Caring; manage regional volunteer efforts; and provide support, training and financial resources to non-profits that donors choose to support.
The funds raised during our annual campaign also help us to secure even more dollars to help make an impact on our community conditions. You can read below about our targeted investments, how we are helping to secure Educational Improvement Tax Credits to meet our Student Success goal, and how we ensure agencies receive vital funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for community wide emergency food and shelter needs.
Invest in Targeted Programs
The North Penn United Way invests in 20 promising community programs - intended to make a measurable difference in the lives of local residents - in the three Community Goal areas of Student Success, Older Adults and Safety Net Services. The annual program investments approved by the NPUW Board of Directors for fiscal years 2016-2019 are listed below under the Community Goal with which they are aligned.
Click here to print targeted programs in PDF format.
Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Efforts
As an approved Earned Income Tax Credit recipient for both Pre-Kindergarten Scholarship donations and Education Improvement Opportunities (EIO) donations, we are reaching out to local business partners to become part of the Earned Income Tax Credit opportunity for their companies. In addition, we contribute scholarship dollars to several Pre-K programs in our community to enhance access to affordable quality early childcare for low income preschool children and families. We also support both North Penn School District and the Souderton Area School Districts in several innovative educational programs through EIO donations.
Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) - FEMA
North Penn United Way is responsible for the Montgomery County PA jurisdiction for this National FEMA program. Funds are awarded by the Federal government annually to each jurisdiction. The awarded funds are based upon the total number of unemployed as compared to the total number of unemployed in all qualifying jurisdictions. NPUW convenes a local board consisting of members from the National Board's approved list of non-profit agencies. Applicants for funding may only include those who provide specific programs and activities based on National Board and Federal government mandates. For more information about the EFSP, please visit the United Way Worldwide EFSP website at https://www.efsp.unitedway.org/efsp/website/websiteContents/index.cfm.