HOW CASA IS FUNDED
CASA of Central Virginia is a 501(c) (3,) non-profit organization. We receive funding from a variety of state, local and public and private funding sources.
CASA of Central VA receives an allocation from the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS). The 27 CASA programs in the state of Virginia receive a funding base and then a per child allocation for every child served over 60. In 2011-2012, CASA of Central VA served more children than any other CASA program in the state: 489. Funding from DCJS is appropriated by the General Assembly and the Governor's budget must be approved each year..
CASA of Central Virginia is proud to be a partner agency of the United Way of Central Virginia. Funding received through the United Way comes from an allocation and from donor designations. For a minimum donation of $50, donors who support the United Way of Central Virginia's Community Campaign may designate their gift to CASA of Central Virginia by writing the agency code 1110 in the Giving Options section of the pledge form. Workplace giving makes it easy to give to CASA of Central Virginia through payroll deduction.
Agency Code for CASA of Central VA: 1110
Funding for CASA's budget is provided by the localities served by CASA volunteers in the 24th Judicial District. The Boards of Supervisors in Amherst County, Bedford County, Campbell County and Nelson County approve allocations in their annual budgets, for which CASA of Central VA submits a request. In Lynchburg, the City Council has traditionally supported CASA of Central VA with an annual allocation. In October 2012, they approved a lease for CASA of Central VA to occupy rent-free a 1,650-square foot office space in the renovated Monument Terrace Building. Two offices in Lynchburg were consolidated and four staff moved into the beautiful new offices on June 20, 2013.
CASA receives federal funding from the Victim's of Crime Act (VOCA). This is a competitive grant and CASA must reapply every three years.
CASA must raise approximately 30% of the annual budget from a combination of sources. We must seek contributions from individuals and businesses, civic organizations, and faith communities. Grants are submitted to private foundations for restricted funding for special projects, but the funding of these grants is often competitive and precarious.
Since 1999 CASA of Central VA held annually the Heart and Sole Shoe Market. This event sold new, name brand shoes donated by Consolidated Shoe Company at drastically discounted prices. Due to changes in the shoe industry, the Heart and Sole Ladies Night Out was launched in the spring of 2013.
CASA of Central VA is always seeking additional special events and fundraising opportunities to generate additional revenue. Please see the Events section to view opportunities coming up this year.
CASA of Central VA sells starfish ornaments and necklaces. The starfish items help to tell the CASA story as well as generate much needed income.
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