United Way of the Piedmont’s Community Impact Agenda is intended to focus the organization’s financial and volunteer resources on our community’s most pressing needs. In keeping with our mission to connect, engage and inspire people to change our community, everything United Way of the Piedmont does is rooted in this agenda.
Three priorities are outlined for investment of United Way resources. Allocations Committees are established to oversee community investment and community initiatives within specific priority areas. A target issue and intended results are outlined in each priority area to guide the councils’ decisions.
In order for programs managed by non-profit organizations to receive investment from the Community Impact Fund, they must demonstrate their fit with the Community Impact Agenda and their impact on related community issues. A program’s impact may improve quality of life by positively impacting community conditions (i.e. proactively improving community wide or population-specific performance in a particular issue). A program may also impact an issue by providing support services to those affected by community conditions (i.e. reacting to an individual or group faced with a crisis or issue). It is up to the Allocations Committees in each county, and ultimately United Way’s Board of Directors to support an appropriate balance between investments in proactive versus reactive programming.
This Community Impact Agenda contains the prescribed metrics via the Results Based Accountability Framework. These are measures by which all program grants will be evaluated.
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