United Way Announces New Community Investment Process

The Greenwich United Way Annual Campaign Kickoff Ceremony took at Greenwich Hospital on Sept. 13. Left to right: Advisory Board Member and Greenwich Hospital President, Norm Roth; Greenwich United Way Board Chair, Karen Keegan; Greenwich United Way CEO, David Rabin; Town of Greenwich First Selectman, Peter Tesei.

Greenwich United Way is launching their 2017-18 Community Investment Process (CIP). This year, the application process will be open to all human services agencies serving Greenwich residents. Funding will commence Feb. 1, 2018, through Jan 31, 2019.

The priority areas for this grant cycle are Mental Health: Children/Families and Substance Abuse; Youth: Early Childhood Development and Achievement Gap; and Self-Sufficiency: Food Insecurity and Financial Stability. In a letter to past Community Investment Process volunteers, Greenwich United Way CEO, David Rabin, wrote, “Our Community Investment Process task force has continued making improvements to our process. Like any process, it needs to evolve to meet the goals it is targeted to achieve. We are changing from the larger groups you remember from last year to teams of two (for agency visits, application review, etc.).  Of course, we will offer several orientation sessions at different convenient times later in September to bring you up to speed on other improvements to the process. This is one of the most rewarding and fulfilling volunteer roles you can do for your community.”

Each year, volunteers serving on the Community Investment Process committee review grant applications from human services agencies that serve Greenwich residents. The process involves reviewing grant proposals from local agencies and visiting program sites. Following this intensive dive into the financials, applications and other data, trained volunteers use their knowledge and expertise to recommend funding to the Greenwich United Way Board of Directors. The Community Investment Process is guided by the research of local needs as published in Greenwich United Way Needs Assessment Report and Executive Summary.

For more information or to volunteer to be involved in the Community Investment Process, please contact Program Manager, Joanne Delone, by phone 203-869-2221 or email jdelone@greenwichunitedway.org

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