County Executive John Pelham recommended nonprofit donations for the upcoming fiscal year to members of the county’s Procedures and Rules Committee. The committee passed his recommendations and will send the proposal to the Budget and Finance Committee.
A total of $77,400 is allocated for nonprofits for fiscal year 2014-15.
Two organizations which received no funding from the county last year will receive money this year. They are:
• Main Street McMinnville – $500
• Young Men United – $4,000
Pelham said the money appropriated for Young Men United is contingent on the organization receiving nonprofit status.
“I believe they lost their nonprofit status perhaps because they did not fill out the appropriate paperwork,” said Pelham. “Or, they didn’t send it in on time. But, they are working to get their nonprofit status back. They are a great organization. Hopefully, they will once again receive their nonprofit status.”
Several organizations will receive more funding from the county in 2014-15 than they are currently receiving. Expected to receive more are:
• American Red Cross – $7,500 an increase of $500
• CHEER Mental Health – $5,000 an increase of $1,000
• Citizens for Progress – $2,500 an increase of $1,500
• Heritage Alliance – $1,300 an increase of $300
• McMinnville-Warren County Chamber of Commerce – $5,500 an increase of $1,500
• McMinnville-Warren County Senior Center & CARES – $7,500 an increase of $1,500
• Warren County Emergency Food Bank – $3,000 an increase of $750
• Warren County Home Delivery Meals – $2,500 an increase of $250
Receiving the same amount of funding as last year are:
• Families in Crisis – $1,000
• Pacesetters – $2,000
• Sister City Program – $5,000
• Tennessee Opportunity Programs (RSVP) – $500
• Volunteer Fire Departments – $3,000 each ($21,000 total) to the volunteer fire departments of Centertown, Collins River, Harrison Ferry, Morrison, North Warren, Rock Island/ Campaign, and Viola.
Several area nonprofits will not receive as much money from the county during the upcoming year as they received this year.
The Warren County A&L Fair will see a $20,000 drop in funding, going from $25,000 last year to $5,000 this year. Funding last year was increased to help build new bathroom facilities. The new restrooms are in place for 2014 fair visitors.
Children’s Advocacy Center will receive no money as it did not submit a request for funding this year. The organization received $4,000 last year.
Governor’s Books from Birth will also receive less funding. It will receive $3,600, a decrease of $400.
The Warren County legislative body provides funds to the mentioned nonprofit charitable and/ or nonprofit civic organizations for the purpose of benefiting the general welfare of the residents of Warren County and to promote the economic welfare of Warren County and its residents.
A full Warren County Commission meeting will be held Monday, June 16, at 6:30 p.m. in the courtroom at the Administrative Building on Locust Street.