The power of communities to advance the common good
The Community Impact Councils are local volunteers who mobilize resources to strengthen communities and change lives.
These volunteers help analyze community needs, recommend strategic investments through United Way's grant process, and articulate the community changes happening as a result.
There are three councils, each with defined goals:
Education: Children enter school ready and are successful in primary school; youth gain the knowledge, skills, and credentials to obtain family-sustaining employment
Financial Stability: Individuals and families attain financial stability by lowering costs and accessing benefits; individuals attain family-sustaining jobs that offer the opportunity for advancement
Health: Individuals and families lead healthy lives through access to quality medical services including physical, dental, and mental health; encompasses efforts to create healthy systems and environments
Click image for 2016-2018 CCF grant cycle results:
- Attend orientation for the Community Care Fund (CCF) grant cycles.
- Review all materials relevant to agency/program funding requests
- Work as a member of a team to review agency presentations and participate in grant funding decisions.
- Identify and implement strategies that address the approved community outcomes (including direct funding, public policy efforts, leveraging existing resources, developing collaborations, etc.)
- Monitor progress toward defined outcomes
- Learn about community issues, analyze and synthesize data; approach solutions in the context of policy, systems, and environmental changes
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