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Community Investment

United Way of Lewis County's Community Investment Process

United Way of Lewis County depends on a diverse group of volunteers from across the community to guide the sound investment of funds entrusted to us by generous donors. These volunteers provide insight and oversight to ensure that programs deliver solid, measurable results. The Community Investment volunteer panel participates in the process to make important, and often difficult decisions, regarding grant applications from community organizations on an annual basis.

United Way of Lewis County provides funding to not-for-profit organizations and programs in Lewis County. Funds are provided with the expectation that they will address United Way of Lewis County's goal of 30% of families out of poverty by 2030.

This important Community Investment process is:

  • Backed by research and dataBefore any investment decisions are made, the needs in our community are studied thoroughly, as well as efforts to address the needs and the potential for impact.
  • Results oriented - Grant recipients provide outcome-based information that demonstrates the value and direct impact of their programs in Lewis County. 

  • Comprehensive - Combines a review of financial and administrative information, program evaluation and site visits.

  • OngoingInvestment recipients are monitored on an ongoing basis to ensure quality service delivery and effectiveness.

If you would like to learn more about this process, please contact Linda Breen at (360) 748-8100.