United Way funds local programs that are addressing our community's most critical needs. Donor volunteers oversee the distribution of United Way dollars through an annual process called Community Investment.
Each year, approximately 250 donors volunteer their time to review funding requests from local programs hoping to receive United Way support. These volunteers carefully assess program proposals, financial information, performance history, and outcomes measurement data in order to make funding recommendations to our Board of Directors.
Organizations that are approved are known as Partner Agencies. They have proven with reliable data that they are addressing critical needs in our community and achieving measurable results. We ensure our donors receive the maximum impact for their charitable investment, while maintaining the hightest level of accountability.