Congratulations to the programs selected to receive competitive grant funding for 2010-2011 through the Community Investment process.
This year marked a new community investment process based upon United Way’s adoption of the Agenda for Community Change. Developed in partnership with numerous content experts and community members who serve as UWGNH volunteers, the Agenda for Community Change reflects a careful review of the data about our region and the results of UWGNH-supported work over the past several years. Our work will be guided by the results and strategies identified in the Agenda for Community Change over the next three years as we seek to advance the common good in Greater New Haven.
In reviewing the applications for FY11 funding, United Way used a volunteer-driven process to recommend how available funding could be most effectively invested in Greater New Haven to achieve the desired community results (view a list of volunteer reviewers). The review process was very thorough and thoughtful, involving forty volunteers who have subject-matter expertise and rich community knowledge. Volunteers were organized into subject-specific committees and carefully reviewed all the applications as well as conducted site visits. Given limited resources, reviewers had to make very difficult decisions. Successful applications demonstrated strong alignment with United Way strategies and capacity to deliver targeted services to make a difference in clients’ lives.
Click here to view the programs that have been selected to receive FY11 funding through the support of the United Way Community Fund, with additional support for Income investments through Neighbor-to-Neighbor LifeLine.
The 2010-2011 investments represent a piece of United Way’s overall work toward creating community change. United Way brings together residents and agencies in our region to give, advocate and volunteer to make a difference in Greater New Haven. Examples include our work to help families overcome barriers to meeting emergency needs through Neighbor-to-Neighbor LifeLine and our management of the federal Emergency Food and Shelter Program, as well as our leadership to help communities achieve their goals for early childhood education and school success. You can learn more about these and other collaborations by viewing highlights of our work in Education, Income and Health.