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The Franklin County Community Investment Team, a team of local volunteers, meets each year to oversee the agency review process in order to distribute locally raised funds. The team reviews extensive applications from each agency and hears testimonials from clients or agency volunteers. Team members then decide which agencies qualify for UWBB status and what level of funding each will receive for the upcoming year.

We work to solve local problems specific to Franklin County. Through the help of our service providers, we fund programs focusing on Housing, Early Learning, Safety Net, Aging Workforce and Skills Development.


   2016 Point-in-Time Data

   Population: 11,705 • Number of Households: 4,250

   Median Household Income: $40,301 (state average: $50,860)

   Unemployment Rate: 9.2% (state average: 6.0%)

   ALICE Households: 35% (state average: 32%) • Households in Poverty: 19% (state average: 14%)