Who decides? YOU do!
How Does United Way Decide Where Your Donations Are
We rely on a very unique process called "allocations"
which puts the process directly into the hands of trained community
Each year, we invite non-profit
agencies from our community to submit funding requests for specific programs
targeting our five Areas of Concern. They provide detailed application
materials and then make a presentation to our panels, who ask probing questions
about agency management, measurable results, and
We train 75+ local volunteers to
serve as allocation panelists. All are eager to make sure your donations are
used efficiently for maximum effect.
Paramount to every funding decision is the program's ability to offer
life-altering change for needy residents of our southern Chester County
allocation panelists discuss material presented, weigh benefits, and make tough
decisions for funding recommendations to the United Way Board of Directors.
Deliberations are always difficult because funding requests EXCEED dollars to
allocate by more than $150,000 each
Then funds are distributed to the selected high
quality programs administered by our competent and professional partner
agencies. Your dollars make a direct and positive impact on the lives of your
family, friends, co-workers, and neighbors.
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