United Fund Priorities

The United Fund funds agencies whose programs have the greatest positive impact on the residents of Surry County based upon the following criteria:

  1. Prevention of hardship: We support programs that place an emphasis on the prevention of hardship in order to create a lasting impact.
  2. Efficient use of funds: Agencies should continually seek opportunities to serve individuals efficiently with funds received while maintaining the greatest potential impact in our community.
  3. Local support: We support agencies whose programs serve the citizens of Surry County (including Ararat, VA and Cana, VA). We intend to allocate the greatest amount of support to organizations that lack a broad based of funding outside of Surry County and that are dedicated to keeping all funds for local use.