Community Investment

The United Way isn't just a fundraising organization.  We are impacting our community powerfully through our resources, time and support. This is true Community Impact.

The concept of Community Impact is to measure success by evaluating the impact our investments are making on the individuals served and, in turn, our community, rather than measuring success simply by acheiving our annual fundraising goal. Your donation makes it possible for United Way to create lasting change in Paducah and McCracken County. 

Each year United Way donors are invited to be on a fund allocation panel for one of our focus areas: Education, Income or Health. Each panel reviews program applications, visits the agencies applying for program funding and reviews the applicant agencies financial information. Each panel then recommends how much funding each program should receive. The recommended amounts from each panel is presented to the United Way Board of Directors for approval. Applicant agencies are then informed how much funding their program will receive. We call this process that allows United Way donors to allocate their dollars Community Investment.

Click here to apply for Community Investment Funds.

Click here to view the EDUCATION Community Impact Plan.

Click here to view the INCOME Community Impact Plan.

Click here to view the HEALTH Community Impact Plan. 

If you have questions regarding Community Investment Funds please complete the form below. Someone will be in contact with you soon.

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