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What happens when you give to United Way of St. Francois County?

Your donation stays in St. Francois County- 100% of every individual’s financial gift to United Way of St. Francois County goes to the local agencies funded by United Way.

You improve the quality of life for all of us in St. Francois County. When we reach out to one another, we’re building community. We’re helping to make St. Francois County a better place to live.

In 1988, at the request of the Salvation Army, volunteers in Farmington began ringing bells during the holidays to benefit that organization and Farmington food pantries. Eventually, the group formed the Farmington United Fund and began to raise money to benefit Farmington agencies all year long. In 1999, they changed their focus to the entire county and changed the name of the organization to the United Way of St. Francois County.

Our local United Way is a local independent nonprofit 501© organization. We are one on the over 1500 United Way organizations across the country. Each United Way is an autonomous organization governed by its own board of directors. Our United Way pays a small yearly fee to United Way Worldwide for use of its logo and to receive some organizational guidance.

For 2016, the United Way of St. Francois County has pledged to fund local agencies with $175,000 in grants. Local agencies rely on help to give hope and assistance to those in need. We thank you for any donation you give to the United Way of St. Francois County.