United Way of Kosciusko County Program Funding Process
When the community fund drive is completed; the next step is to decide where those dollars will be best invested into our community. Non-profit organizations then submit request for funding packets to the United Way, for available investment dollars, for each program. These packets contain details such as: specific program information, budgets, community issues being addressed and their program's outcomes.
The United Way invests dollars through a process using Vision Councils to assess the needs in 3 focus impact areas: Education, Income and Health. Each Vision Council has 9 members made up of volunteers and issue-experts for that area. The Vision Councils review the program's requests, and hold a review session to better understand the need and assess how the program is currently functioning.
After the programs are reviewed, the three Vision Councils present their recommendations for funding to the Community Impact Committee. This committee reviews all requests and suggested program investments; then submits their proposal to the United Way Board of Directors for final approval. The Board of Directors approves the investment disbursements and notifies the organizations which programs will be funded for the next year. This system of review assures donors their gifts are being used effectively and efficiently. It holds the United Way of Kosciusko County and its partner programs accountable to the donors that support us.
Requesting United Way Funding
Agencies that request funding from United Way must complete a Request for Funding application packet. Each program you are seeking funding for must have its own request packet. You may submit funding requests in any of the 3 focus areas. Funding requests must be submitted electronically by the deadline.
FUNDING REQUESTS FOR 2013-2014 ARE NO LONGER BEING ACCEPTED.