In the 6 decades that United Way of Iberia has served Iberia parish, the generosity of investors has allowed us to grant more than 8.8 million dollars to community partner programs. Our current partners include:
Boys & Girls Clubs
of Acadiana -
In 2000 the Boys and Girls Club - Iberia Chapter began it's community partnership with United Way ensuring that at-risk youth in our community have someplace to go after school and during holiday and summer breaks. Your donations ensure these young people can receive assistance with school work, learn character and leadership-building skills, and be a part of a safe, structured environment.
Social Service Center
Since 1977 the Social Service Center has partnered with United Way of Iberia to provide assistance to more than 5,000 individuals each year in need of help with utilities, rent and food stocks. Through the years, your donations have provided more than $1.1 million for client assistance to the organization.
250 pre-schoolers in Iberia parish receive a book a month through the Dolly Parton Imagination Library Program. This program is providing a tremendous opportunity for pre-school children to learn to love reading. It's a proven fact that children read to in the home begin school with a vocabulary of more than 15,000 words, while children who are not begin with a vocabulary of only 4,000 words. Your investment is providing these children with the best possible potential for learning and completing school on time.
Community Health Center
United Way's patient co-pay program with Iberia Comprehensive Community Health Center allows patients to see a doctor or dentist even when they can not afford the minimal co-pay associated with their visit. United Way has partnered with ICCHC since 1994.
Iberia Council on Aging
Senior services are available in our home town through the work done by Iberia Council on Aging. United Way has partnered with the organization since 1990 and your outstanding donations have allowed us to provide support of many of the organizations programs over the last two and a half decades.
One of our newest community partners, we have still enjoyed a decade long relationship with the Men's Homeless Shelter. Their Job-ReEntry Program supported by your generous donations, helps men of all ages within our community to obtain employment and to acheive a degree of financial stability that will allow them to be self-sufficient upon their exit from the program.
Since 1977 United Way and SMILE have travelled hand-in-hand in our community ensuring that the needs of the disadvantaged are being answered. We currently partner in a prescription assistance program and a program which provides deposit monies for the homeless population of our community to obtain safe, secure housing.
St. Francis Diner
A long time community partner, the St. Francis Diner began it's tenure with United Way of Iberia in 1999 and that partnership has grown tremendously throughout the decades. The Diner provides more than 90,000 meals a year to hungry clients and your generosity has contributed towards their efforts.
The Leader in Me in our Public School System
United Way of Iberia proudly partners with United Way of Acadiana and St. Landry-Evangeline United Way to support The Leader in Me Program in 60 schools throughout Acadiana. We are touching the lives of more than 31,000 students in Acadiana, preparing them for the best possible future!
The Leader in Me is currently in four Iberia Parish schools: Jeanerette Elementary, North Street Elementary, St. Charles Elementary and Daspit Elementary. The program has been made possible through generous donations from the United Way of Iberia Nickel Harvest Campaign, Private Donors, The Iberia Community Foundation and The Schumacher Group.
Students are learning the important of "putting first things, first" and how to approach all aspects of life with a "win-win" outlook! We are changing lives one child at a time! The Leader in Me in one of the GOOD THINGS happening for the youth in our community!
Past Grant Recipients include:
16th JDA Family Services
Acadiana Mental Health Association
A.F. & Edith Coffey King
American Cancer Society
American Red Cross
ARC of Acadiana, Inc.
Bayou Girl Scouts
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Acadiana
The Buddies Program
CASA of Acadiana
CASA of the 16th JDA
City of New Iberia, Mayor's Mentoring Program
Cherokee Real Estate
Crippled Children's Association
Evangeline Boy Scouts
Evangeline Guidance Center
The Extra Mile
The Family Tree
Foundation for Assistive Devices
Hearts of Hope (formerly Stuller Place)
Hospice of Acadiana
The Mental Health Association
Progressive Education Program, Inc.
The Rehab Institute
The Salvation Army
Safety Net for Abused Persons (SNAP)
Traveler's Aid of America
YABTBAB Outreach Ministries/Shepherd's Food Pantry
How Do Programs Apply for United Way Grant Funding?
United Way of Iberia's grant award cycle runs January through December of each calendar year. If yours is a non-profit human service organization who wishes to apply for grant funding from
United Way of Iberia the following information will help you:
1. Your organization must have a 501(c)3 classification.
2. Your organization must be in, and provide services to the
residents of, Iberia parish.
3. Your organization must be governed by a volunteer board of
no less than nine (9) members.
4. Your program must focus on at least one of the Impact
Initiative Areas of:
Education, Income, Health or Community Basics
5. Application forms are available mid-January of each year.
Applications are to be completed and submitted by the
due date noted on the application form. No exceptions.
6. Applications are reviewed, programs are visited, and
interviews are held between April and September.
7. The Investment Committee makes their grant recommendations to the Board of Directors for approval mid-October and applicants receive notification during the month of October as to if they will be funded and what their funding will be for the following calendar year.