Funding and Donations
Bay County Council on Aging, Inc. is a private, non-profit 501 (3) (c) organization which is funded through state and federal grants, and through local funds received from United Way, Bay County Commission, donations from churches, civic, and community organizations, and individual donors.
Moe than 90% of the agency's budget goes to direct client services. Each year more than $300,000 must be raised locally to match federal and state dollars. A $1.00 donation generates $10.00 in services to a senior adult. This can provide 5 hot, nutritious meals to a home bound senior through the Meals on Wheels program.
Bay County Council on Aging's effectiveness in serving the local community is due in large part to the assistance and commitment of local business, agencies and organizations. The ongoing support of Senior Partners, in the form of advocacy, volunteerism, sponsorships and financial commitment makes services for the elderly, disabled and disadvantaged possible. Partnerships are formed in four levels.
A commitment of resources in dollars or donated goods valued at $2,500 or more per year and a service commitment of 200 hours.
A commitment of resources in dollars or donated goods valued at $1,500 or more per year and a commitment of 100 hours.
A commitment of resources in dollars or donated goods valued at $500 per year.
An organization pledge of 150 hours in service by Senior Partner volunteers.
Association of St. Jude
AmVets Post 47
Bay County Aging Inter-agency Council
Bay County Alzheimer's Association
Bay Health foundation
Bill Cramer Chevrolet
Community Services Foundation
First Presbyterian Church of Lynn Haven
First United Methodist Church of Lynn Haven
Florida Blue Foundation - Mike Nichols
Forest Park United Methodist Church Women
Golf Coast Women's club
Gulf Power - Smith Lansing Plant
Holy Nativity Episcopal Church
Kiwanis Club of Panama City
Krewe of St. Andrews
United Way of Northwest Florida