Our Community Impact system focuses on identifying community needs—funding programs that target local issues to influence measurable, lasting change.
Nonprofit agencies and collaborations are eligible to receive funds in two ways.
- Funds that are designated by donors to their favorite charities in our annual campaign are forwarded to these organizations (less an administration charge) as the donor has instructed. All that is required is that the organization operates as a 501 (c) 3 agency. There is a place on the United Way pledge form for donors to indicate the charity. United Way sends these funds to the designated organizations quarterly, beginning in the spring after the fall campaign.
- Contributions that are made to United Way of the Greater Triangle are invested by volunteers in agency programs and initiatives that meet the most urgent needs in Durham, Johnston, Orange, and Wake counties. In 2015, our investment process will change.
UWGT will provide more information about the community level solutions we are seeking to fund in January of 2015. At that time, we will provide information about how to apply for funding.
The next round of investments will be announced in summer 2015.
During the application process, agencies will submit a proposal for funding and also demonstrate compliance with United Way’s Standards of Accountability.