The Community Investment process is a critical component to our mission. In the spring of each year, volunteer leaders who are also donors, determine how to invest the resources raised during the most recent United Way campaign.
United Way Community Partners, as well as new, approved agencies, can submit program funding applications if they are focused on Basic Needs, Income, Health, and Education. Volunteers then review program applications and conduct site visits to assess the programs ability to meet the following criteria:
- Does the program meet a community need?
- How well does the program achieve results and change lives?
- Is the organization a good steward of their financial resources and in good financial position?
Through this process, United Way achieves maximum impact and truly changes lives in the Chattahoochee Valley.
Community Investment Volunteer
Help determine how United Way dollars are invested! On an annual basis, United Way provides funding to local programs that have proven their effectiveness. Through a process we call Community Investment, donor volunteers lead the review of funding requests, program outcomes, financial data and past performance.
Most of the volunteer review takes place during March and April. Volunteer meetings typically take place during business hours. The total volunteer time commitment from March 14 to April 25, including training, is approximately 22-25 hours.
Become a Community Investment Volunteer
The Community Investment Volunteer site visits are currently underway. If you are interested in being involved for next year’s Community Investment process, contact Jennifer St John at (706) 327-3255 ext 211 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you haven’t yet had a chance to make a contribution, you can give here.
Thank you to our 2017 Community Investment Volunteers and the companies who allowed them to donate their time!