The United Fund of Giles County began operations in 1957 as a 501(C)3 tax exempt organization.
To assess, on a continuing basis, the need for human service programs; to seek solutions to human problems; to assist in the development of new or the expansion or modification of existing human service programs; to promote preventive activities; and foster cooperation among local agencies serving the community.
To develop as fully as possible the financial resources needed to meet the health and human service needs of the community.
To allocate UFGC funds to fully maximize the resources available to agencies for services aimed at the most urgent current needs of the community, including those supplied by organizations not currently receiving UFGC financing.
To create community support and commitment for UFGC through an effective communications program, which both speaks and listens to the community.
To work in cooperation with other organizations or institutions that assist with any or all of the foregoing purposes.
Our mission is to secure funding and administer the distribution to participating health and human service agencies as approved by the Board. The organization consists of all volunteers with the exception of the Executive Director. The United Fund of Giles County is not affiliated with the United Way.
Each fall a campaign is initiated to solicit funds to meet the budget as approved by a sub-committee of the Board of Directors in the prior month of May. The Budget and Admissions committee meets with the "Partner Agencies" to develop the annual campaign goal. After the recommendations are finalized, they are acted upon by the entire Board of Directors in Summer. Plans are then developed for a new Fall "Kick-Off" campaign in September. The United Fund's operating fiscal year is the same as the calendar year.
The United Fund of Giles County is dependent upon citizens, corporate, government and other sources to contribute resources. The United Fund allocates those funds to the "Partners".
2013 Board of Directors
Plant Manager, Couvrette Building Systems
Terri DunfordVP, Campaign
Teacher, Giles Co. Public Schools (retired)
Pam KantsiosVP, Finances
Town Clerk, Town of Rich Creek
Executive Director of GCUF
Exec. Director, Giles Co. Chamber
Site Quality Leader, Celanese Acetate
Agent, Castle Rock Insurance
Owner, Smith Valley Meats
Dr. W. C. Caudill, Pearisburg
Clarence J. Taylor, Pearisburg
Monroe Rule, Pearisburg
Dewey Coburn, Narrows
W. D. Trout, Narrows
Paul Comer, Rich Creek
Clarence Archer, Glen Lyn
Robert F. Misfeldt, Pearisburg
Mrs. George McLean, Pearisburg
Mrs. Paul Mullins, Narrows
Mrs. C. C. Linkenhoker, Narrows
Karl N. Mowery, Pembroke
Dr. C. W. Hepner, Pembroke
Mrs. Ruby Baker, Pembroke
S. A. Mansfield, Narrows
Doak Lucas, Newport
D. E. Hamlett, Sr., Klotz
Forrest Robertson, Staffordsville
Mrs. Gilbert Cook, Spruce Run
Miss Josephine Miller, White Gate
Clinton Buckland, Eggleston
All agencies must provide direct and effective service to Giles County citizens at large. Agencies, which will not be considered, are those whose services are limited to one town, community, or area of the county.
- All agencies must be non-profit organizations of a benevolent or service nature.
- All agencies must be declared by the Internal Revenue Service as 501-c-3 or other specified non-profits.
- All agencies are encouraged to register with the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to solicit funds in Virginia.
- All agencies must submit the appropriate forms to the Budget and Admissions Committee during the specified application period each year to be eligible for funding. Interviews with the agencies will be established. Agencies must participate in the interview process.
- The Budget and Admissions Committee will review:
- Administrative salaries and operating expenses
- Duplication of services within the county
- Agency image within the county
- Decline in services in the county
- After the interviews, the Budget and Admissions Committee will determine the tentative amount of funding. The Board of Directors at their summer quarterly meeting will make final approval. Agencies will then be notified.
- In the event the Campaign does not reach its goal, the tentative funding amount will be reduced for each agency.
- Agencies may withdraw their application if they so desire by notifying the Executive Director.
- Agencies may be asked to assist/support the United Fund in its annual campaign in a variety of ways, subject to approval by the Agency and the Campaign Chairman of the United Fund.
- Acceptance of financial support constitutes an agreement that the agency will comply with the United Fund of Giles County, Inc. requirements that state: The agency will not conduct independent solicitations from businesses, industries, or individuals within Giles County during the primary campaign period which is held during September, October and November. Any exceptions must be justified to the Budget and Admissions Committee.
B&A Guidelines, Rev. Apr ‘11
Emergency Services: 38% $28,750 (28,750 divided by
American Red Cross
Giles County Lifesaving & Rescue Squad New River Community Action-Giles Newport Volunteer Rescue
Western Virginia Emergency Services Council
Medical Services: 19% $14,000
Free Clinic of NRV
Giles Medication Assistance Program
Mental Health Association of NRV
Community Assistance: 18% $13,550
Children’s Health Improvement Project Giles Co. Christian Service Mission NRV CARES
NRV Community Services
NRV Senior Services
Shelter & Housing: 14% $10,600
Blue Ridge Independent Living Center
Giles County Housing & Development Corporation
Giles County Shelter
Homeless Intervention Program
Women’s Resource Center
Education & Youth: 11% $8,100
Boy Scout Troop 34
Boy Scout Troop 68
Cub Scout Pack 34
Giles County 4-H Program
Literacy Volunteers of America-NRV
Administrative Expenses $6.460
Direct Campaign Expenses $8,540
Total UF Campaign Goal $90,000