Allocations and Community Impact Volunteering

Annually, local agencies request funding based on their particular needs and programs. Funding requests can be for developing a new program, continued funding for a current program, or funding to for program expansion. The Allocations and Community Investment Committee consists of local volunteers and is responsible for the identification of community needs and overseeing the process of evaluating partner agency grant applications. They review program performance and makes funding recommendations to the Board of Directors.
 
It is important that United Way dollars are used to invest in effective, meaningful, unduplicated services from the partner agencies. This "citizen review process" is a key component of the volunteer-driven decision making procedure. There are two committees involved in this process.
 
1) Panel Members:   
The purpose of this panel is to review the program applications from agencies that are applying for OAUW funding. Each panel will have roughly 10 people. Volunteers will be approved by the board of directors annually. OAUW’s funded programs fall within three investment areas. Volunteers are assigned to serve on one of the committees.
 
The investment areas are: 
• Health 
• Education 
• Financial Stability 
 
2) Financial Review Committee:  
The purpose of the A&CI financial review committee is to review the program’s agency audit, year-end financial reports, and other budget materials to verify the fiscal stability of all programs that apply for OAUW funding. Concerns identified by the committee are followed up with the agency prior to the program Q&A panels. 

To volunteer to serve on one of these committees, contact Tina at oauw@oshkoshunitedway.org.