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Community Investment Timeline

Timeline of community investment process

PROGRESS

 

Indicates milestone complete

 

2017

  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

 

2018

  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

 

2019

  Develop allocations volunteer structure and performance monitoring process

  Develop funding policies and contract template

  Select and design grants management platform

 

2020

  Release Community Needs Assessment findings and community priorities

  Release and launch application process

  Recruit and train investment volunteers

  Review and score proposals

  Determine non-profit partners

  Non-profit partner contracts signed

 

2021

  Award funding in first year of three-year contract

  Partner agency monitoring and reporting