Some 134 social services programs in the region will receive a total of $11.5 million in funding as a result of the United Way of the Midlands' annual campaign.
Last fall's fund-raising campaign raised a record $23.3 million, with 1,000 participating companies and 75,000 workers offering pledges.
In addition to the $11.5 million in funding decisions announced Tuesday, the United Way is providing almost $5 million to organizations from campaign dollars that were directed by their donors.
A community team decided which programs and organizations would be funded from unallocated dollars. Next year, such decisions will be in part guided by a community needs assessment currently being conducted by the United Way, the Omaha Community Foundation and Iowa West Foundation.
As part of that effort to learn of the area's priority needs, the organizations will be taking input from the public during community meetings that are scheduled at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Omaha North High School, 4410 N. 36th St., and at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Kroc Center, 2825 Y St.
Correction: In a previous version of this story, the headline reported an incorrect amount of money raised by the United Way campaign.