Outcomes Based Investment Process

Throughout the year over 200 trained volunteers work toward informed funding decisions for those United Way donations that are not specifically designated to a particular agency.

These volunteers invest a generous amount of their time visiting each of the United Way-funded programs, examining detailed financial reports, and ensuring that service providers are accountable for their overall operations.

After careful consideration, volunteers determine the most efficient use of available resources to meet local needs and responsibly invest donors’ contributions.


United Way partners are asked to demonstrate how funding produces a lasting community impact in biannual reports to United Way.

Each program funding request must include detailed information regarding its specific outcomes and their measurement. The requirement of thorough reporting is just one of the ways United Way works to uphold its commitment to donors to fund the best programs and advance the common good.

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