Pathway to Funding: How Donor Dollars Lead to Change
These days more than ever, collective community impact has been at the forefront of our work at United Way of North Central Ohio. As our focus on emergency relief shifts to long term community recovery, we are funding local agencies providing families with employment and financial services, childcare support, and mental health counseling, while continuing to meet the immediate demands for food, shelter, and emergency funds.
When you donate to United Way, your money supports local organizations that are already working to provide families with employment and financial services, childcare support, and mental health counseling, as well as meeting the immediate demands for food, shelter, and emergency funds. The agencies selected as United Way of North Central Ohio Community Partners undergo a rigorous application and reporting process so you can be sure that your donation is making the largest possible impact on our community.
To see how we use collective impact and RBA (Results Based Accountability) to invest your donor dollars responsibly, follow our Pathway to Funding:
United Way harnesses the collective impact of community donations made by individuals and organizations, through workplace giving campaigns, and via fundraising efforts.
Local organizations & collaboratives seeking funding for programs complete a rigorous online grant application based on RBA (Results Based Accountability) principles. RBA training is provided and oncall support is available.
A committee of community volunteers representing diversity of experience, age, gender, and race convenes to consider each grant application. The review process can last two weeks or longer, after which the Allocation Committee makes funding recommendations.
After our United Way Governing Board votes on the Allocation Committee recommendations, our new Funded Partners are notified and the funding cycle begins.
Partner agencies continue to report progress using RBA principles throughout the funding cycle, with support from United Way.