United Way distributes donor dollars to local programs that focus on education, income, health, and essential community services. Check out our list of 2016 funded programs to see what your donation makes possible!
How is funding dispersed into the community?
United Way depends on teams of volunteers who work together to make funding decisions. More than 60 volunteers take on the challenging, rewarding task of investing contributions into local programs of United Way Partner Agencies.
The Community Impact Cabinet supports United Way by effectively overseeing and implementing the fund distribution process, ensuring that United Way, its Partner Agencies and Community Impact Partners are accountable to one another for the resources and the partnership they share.
Community Investment Panels support United Way by reviewing funding requests from the Partner Agencies, assessing individual program results and making funding recommendations for each program.
Once the United Way campaign closes, the volunteers weigh the available resources with the needs of the community and the merit of each program before making final funding recommendations to the United Way Board of Directors.
Partner Agencies receive donor designations as well as donations distributed from the general fund.” The volunteers begin meeting in the month of December to review program results and financial statements. Volunteers commit to approximately 15 hours during the investment process which runs from March-May.
Interested in becoming a Community Investment volunteer? Contact Birdie Harrison at 812-422-4100 to find out more.