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United Way Accepting Community Partner Applications

United Way Community Partner Application Packets for 2018 Program
Funding are now available. To request a packet, please contact United Way of South Central
Illinois at (618) 242-8000 or [email protected]
Funding may be available to not-for-profit agencies that are addressing genuine community
needs in Jefferson, Marion, Wabash, Washington and Wayne counties. Agencies that meet
the eligibility requirements will then be recommended to the Citizen Review Panel for
further study. Citizen Review Panels (CRP) are comprised of community volunteers who
evaluate the performance of United Way community partners in serving the needs of our
community. The CRP then makes recommendations for funding allocations to United Way’s
Board of Directors. They also ensure that the community partners deliver quality programs
efficiently and effectively.
As stewards of the community’s trust and contributions United Way volunteers carefully
assess each agency and the programs using Quality Standards and their collective
knowledge to determine whether an agency meets the criteria to be considered for funding.
Community resources are extremely limited: as a result, grant awards will be very
competitive. It is necessary that funds be directed first towards programs that are specific
to the community goals listed below:
· Helping children and youth achieve their potential
· Quality childcare
· School readiness
· Academic Completion
· Promoting Financial Stability and Independence
· Maximized Income
· Increasing families’ savings
· Financial assets for long term stability
· Improving people’s health
· Preventative/everyday healthcare
· Healthier teens, drug-free, and reduced pregnancy rates
All agencies applying for program funding must meet the minimum eligibility criteria below and submit
their application by the April 13, 2018:
▪ Must be meeting recognized and documented community needs and impacting the areas of
Education, Health and Financial Stability
▪ Have an Agency Constitution and Bylaws
▪ Be a non-profit tax-exempt corporation as defined under Section (501(c)(3) of the Internal
Revenue Code
▪ Be established and functional for a minimum of two years
▪ Program License when applicable
▪ Certified annual audit/compilation
▪ Rotating Volunteer Board of Directors
▪ Knowledgeable of and programs that use Outcome Based Evaluations
Interviews with the Citizen Review Panel will take place following the April 13th deadline. Twelve
volunteers are needed to evaluate program applications. If you are interested in serving on the Citizen
Review Panel, please contact the United Way office at 618-242-8000 for further information.