It’s allocation time at the Foundation. This usually means that the money need and asked for is far greater than what we have available.
It’s the time of year when we count up all donations, and see how well it all matches up with Memorial Family of Services’ who submit allocations proposals. Our work focus is int four major areas – Cancer Care, Children’s Health, Healthy Yakima and End of Life. All these areas have great unmet needs.
In the early years Foundation proposals were just over $200,000. This year allocation proposals are over $2,000,000. We can celebrate this achievement, and that we have good, strong coherent proposals to better serve our communities’ health needs. AND best of all — I think we have the money to pay for these requests. That is a FIRST!!
Why this year were we able to “have enough”…? I think it is because of YOU – you in the community are the eyes and ears of Memorial’s community service – you know what the unmet needs are – you know what more we can do to help – and you help articulate this to those who use our services and make contributions. You watch what we do and know it has meaning.
The allocations committee meets in two weeks and the Foundation Board will make final approvals at the end of September. We will keep you posted!!