Fair Share amount is $58

The Fair Share contribution requested from congregations for the fiscal year just started is $58 per certified member, an increase of $2. Congregations with 550 or more members have the option of contributing 4.2 percent of their budget instead.

Fair Share contributions to the Annual Program Fund enable the UUA to support congregations with programming and other resources, including books, UU World, InterConnections, lifespan faith development curricula, stewardship services, worship materials, and ministries to young adults. Contributions to the APF make up nearly half of the UUA’s undesignated funding. A PDF of a brochure explaining the Annual Program Fund is available online.

 

No APF Increase for FY11

The UUA’s Annual Program Fund Fair Share request from congregations will not change in the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2010. The amount requested will remain at $56 per member. Likewise, the “percent of budget” option for large congregations will also remain at the 2009-2010 level of 4.2 percent.

Laurel Amabile, director of the Annual Program Fund, said the UUA is taking that step in response to concerns voiced by many congregational leaders who continue to feel the impact of the economic downturn. She noted that congregations annually provide almost half of the UUA’s unrestricted income.