Questions to Ponder While Reading
- Do You Think City Tax Dollars Should Support Charities and Social Service Programs?
- What Programs Do You Think Deserve Tax Dollars?
- Should Giving To Charities Be Left To Individuals?
For the fiscal year 2008, the City of Tallahassee provided “Outside Agencies” with approximately $2.8 million in funding. The FY2009 budget is recommending a level of funding on par with 2008. This amount is approximately 2-2.5% of the City’s 2008 General Fund Revenue.
The part of the budget that deals with “Outside Agencies” is divided into six categories: Cultural, Social Services, Neighborhood Preservation, Economic Development, Historic Preservation, and Environmental. Over 70% of the $2.8 million in funding to “Outside Agencies” is allocated to the Cultural ($890,732) and Social Services (1,545,000) categories.
Tallahassee Reports has found that under the Social Services category approximately $1,140,000 of the $1,545,000 goes to support approximately 30 different charities and social service organizations. The amount of funding for these groups range from a low of $8,000 to a high of $135,575. The average funding level across the 30 groups is $38,000. See list below for details.
|211 Big Bend||$25,421|
|A Life Recovery Center||$52,999|
|African Carribean Dance Theatre||$58,250|
|Boys and Girls Clubs of the Big Bend, Inc||$30,000|
|Boys Town of North Florida||$33,374|
|Capital Area Community Action Agency||$75,828|
|Children’s Home Society||$43,000|
|Elder Care Services, Inc.||$12,075|
|FL Disabled outdoors Association||$9,761|
|Frenchtown Outreach Center||$68,000|
|Frenchtwon Neighborhood Improvement||$5,000|
|FSU Project KICK||$52,000|
|Leon Special Olympics||$20,000|
|Lincoln Neighborhood Service Center||$40,000|
|Mothers in Crisis||$12,500|
|Pace Center for Girls||$20,000|
|Refuge House, Inc.||$11,489|
|Second Harvest Food Bank||$20,000|
|Senior Service Center||$8,000|
|Sickle Cell Foundation||$20,000|
|Smith/Williams Service Center||$8,000|
|Visions of Manhood||$65,000|
|Project Whole Child||$40,000|