United Way is a lead agent for change in Alamance County. Our goals are to:
- HEALTH - Lead community-efforts to improve the health of children, adults and seniors by focusing on prevention, education and access to health related programs.
- EDUCATION - Prepare children to enter kindergarten ready to learn and to increase the number of students who are career and college ready.
- INCOME - Help individuals and families meet basic needs and achieve financial independence.
Community Guide to Assistance (This guide may be reproduced)
We are proud to say, all funding decisions are made by volunteers, not by paid staff members. These volunteers, who make up the Community Impact Priority Teams, spend approximately eight weeks reviewing grants submitted by agencies to United Way and hearing presentations given by agency directors. After considering each agency's request, the teams make allocation recommendations to the United Way Board of Directors who must approve them.
Funding is based upon our Strategic Plan and is targeted to three issue areas: Health and Family Stability, Education and Income/Financial Stability. Agencies who receive funding must abide by strict guidelines set by United Way to assure monies they receive are being used efficiently, effectively and for the purpose for which they were granted. Agencies must furnish United Way with annual audited financial statements as well as semi-annual and year-end outcome reports.
To apply for funding, see Grant Funding