If you’ve ever heard someone speak about United Way, they probably used the phrase “community partner” or “partner agency” in the conversation. Or, you may know that United Way has community partners.
But do you know what a United Way community partner is?
A United Way community partner, often referred to as a partner agency, is a local nonprofit agency that receives funding from United Way for one or more of that agency’s programs. The programs that are funded by United Way must fall into one of United Way’s four core priority areas of Health, Income, Education, or Basic Needs.
These programs, which are evaluated by Community Investment volunteers each Spring, make a difference in the lives of children, families, Veterans, and those in need in our community. These programs feed the hungry, provide after-school care, shelter domestic violence victims, counsel abused children, educate youth about career development, house homeless individuals, and support families who have loved ones with a disability.
For Fiscal Year 2016-2017, United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley has 29 community partners, and funds 57 programs within those agencies. For the upcoming Fiscal Year, United Way will have 29 community partners and fund 58 programs within those agencies.