At United Way, we convene the resources needed to solve our community’s most critical problems. One of those resources are charitable dollars. United Way raises funds, then oversees the investment of your hard-earned dollars back into activities and programs that demonstrate positive impact toward solving the problem.
But we don’t do that ourselves.
We depend on teams of trained local volunteers to make the funding decisions. They help us invest your donation into local nonprofits and collaborations that empower individuals and families with resources to support upward mobility. United Way focuses on outcome measurement – demonstrable impact toward a chosen goal – and has identified several high-priority outcomes that research shows have the strongest links to upward mobility.
Impact Cabinet oversees and implements the fund distribution process, ensuring that United Way, its Funded Partners, and Community Impact Partners are accountable to one another for the resources and the partnership they share.
Impact Area Program Review Panels review funding requests from the Funded Partners and Pathway Grant applicants, assess individual program results, and make funding recommendations for each program.
Impact Area Financial Reviewers ensure that Funded Partners meet financial stability standards of United Way Funding Criteria.
Once the annual United Way campaign closes, the volunteers weigh the available resources with the needs of the community and the results of each program before making final funding recommendations to the United Way Board of Directors. Funded Partners receive donor designations, as well as donations distributed from the general fund.