United Way of Santa Rosa County invests in strategies for community change by raising community funding to 14 local nonprofit agenices and 3 local programs through our annual workplace donation campaigns.
Other agency benefits include in-kind services, promotion, and client recommendations through United Way of Santa Rosa County. Agencies reapply every year to be reconsidered for the status of a becoming a Funded Agency; no agency is guaranteed funding for any given year.
Funding is determined by our Funds Distribution Team, an independent group of diverse volunteers and board members who represent Santa Rosa come together in March of each year to recommend which agencies will receive funding and how much funding each will receive. The Funds Distribution Team bases its recommendations on local statistics and community needs
This recommendation is then presented to the United Way board of directors for final vote and United Way of Santa Rosa funds each agency accordingly.
American Red Cross (850) 432-7601 Disaster assistance
The ARC of the Emerald Coast, Santa Rosa (850) 623-9320 Adult day training
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida (850) 433-5437 Youth mentoring
Council on Aging of West Florida (850) 432-1475 Senior living aid
Covenant Care - Alzheimer’s (850) 202-5930 Patient and family support
Early Learning Coalition of Santa Rosa County (850) 983-5313 School readiness and childcare
Epilepsy Resource Center (850) 433-1395 Services and education
Family Resource Program of Santa Rosa (850) 626-2054 Family support
FavorHouse (850) 434-1177 Domestic violence counseling, education, and shelter
Feeding the Gulf Coast (850) 626-1332 Food bank services
Good Samaritan Clinic (Founded by Interfaith Ministries) (850) 934-0064 Healthcare
Santa Rosa County Community Clinic (850) 981-9433 Healthcare
Santa Rosa Kids' House (850) 623-1112 Child abuse investigations, advocacy, counseling
YMCA of Northwest Florida (850) 936-0049 Youth Development
2016 Funded Projects
SREF Teacher Grants
L.L. Bubba Drinkard & Linda Geiger Scholarship
Gulf Breeze Weekend Nutrition Program