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Community Investment Timeline

Timeline of community investment process



Indicates milestone complete



  United Way Board of Directors convenes an ad hoc Community Investment Restructure committee of community volunteers and staff to review United Way’s current community investment process

  Ad hoc committee develops formal recommendations for shift in the community investment process



  United Way’s Board of Directors approves the new process

  Inform current member agencies through in-person informational sessions

  Continue informing and engaging member agencies and other stakeholders

Provide Member Agency Strategic Transition Planning Series (ongoing)

  Convene workgroup to develop Community Needs Assessment

  Release request for proposals to complete Community Needs Assessment

  Develop application, scoring rubric, and weighted formula



  Develop allocations volunteer structure and performance monitoring process

  Develop funding policies and contract template

  Select and design grants management platform



  Release Community Needs Assessment findings and community priorities

  Release and launch application process

  Recruit and train investment volunteers

  Review and score proposals

  Determine nonprofit partners

  Nonprofit partner contracts signed



  Award Safety Net funding in first year of three-year contract

  Partner agency monitoring and reporting

  Open application for System funding