Community Investment Pre-Application

Which United Way focus area will you be applying under?

Community Level Outcomes:

Within your selected focus area (Education, Income or Health), check any/all outcomes that apply.
There is an increase in parent and/or caregiver involvement in their child’s education

I. INDICATOR: Increase in parental/caregiver involvement in school activities and after-school academic related activities. II. INDICATOR: Increase in parents/caregivers knowledge of age-appropriate child development.
There will be increased family commitment that will provide stability in the household

I. INDICATOR: Parents/caregivers improve parenting skills. II. INDICATOR: Parents/caregivers increase consistent involvement in children’s activities.
Children of all ages attend high quality, affordable early care and supplemental education (birth-12th grade) programs

I. INDICATOR: Children are ready for kindergarten. II. INDICATOR: Children are reading at the appropriate level by the end of 3rd grade. III. INDICATOR: Children are transitioning successfully from middle school to high school.
There is an increase in programs encouraging positive character development for children of all ages

I. INDICATOR: More community members serve as long-term mentors, tutors or advocates. II. INDICATOR: Youth improve motivation to succeed. III. INDICATOR: Youth improve their ability to interact appropriately with others.
Increased availability of assistance to offset the cost of employment and education

I. INDICATOR: Participants learn how to access services. II. INDICATOR: More non-profits, churches, employers, and public entities are collaboratively providing access to programs that aid the daily cost of employment. III. INDICATOR: Increase in intermediate assistance to help bridge gap from poverty to self-sufficiency.
There is an increase in youth in our community that are career ready at completion of graduation

I. INDICATOR: Increase in high school graduation rates. II. INDICATOR: Increase in high school graduates that are prepared to enter college, technical college, or the workforce.
Adult population better equipped with the necessary skills to obtain and retain a living wage

I. INDICATOR: Individuals increase their technology/vocational skills. II. INDICATOR: Individuals increase their ability to read and/or write. III. INDICATOR: Individuals secure and maintain employment for an established time period.
People increase their capacity to move out of financial crisis

I. INDICATOR: Individuals improve their financial literacy. II. INDICATOR: Individuals decrease their financial dependency on government and charitable assistance. III. INDICATOR: Individuals/families have their immediate basic needs met. IV. INDICATOR: Individuals establish savings accounts and are “bankable”.
People increase their use of effective primary, behavioral and dental health care regardless of ability to pay

I. INDICATOR: There is increased access to affordable medications. II. INDICATOR: There is increased access to substance abuse treatment. III. INDICATOR: There is increased access to mental and emotional health services. IV. INDICATOR: There is increased access to dental services.
People have increased awareness for wellness and prevention

I. INDICATOR: There is an increase in participation in preventative health and wellness education and training. II. INDICATOR: Individuals and families increase understanding of their health condition(s) and risks. III. INDICATOR: Individuals and families will improve and maintain their physical health.
People have increased awareness of transportation options and utilize those opportunities for wellness and prevention

I. INDICATOR: There is an increase in participation in preventative health and wellness education and training and meeting appointments. II. INDICATOR: There is improved communication and linkage between service providers and public transportation entities.
Fundraising Policy
The United Way partner agencies are encouraged to fund-raise and support the work of their programs above and beyond the support provided by the United Way. With this in mind, the United Way no longer requires our partner agencies to refrain from fundraising during the “Black-Out Period”, which in the past ran from the annual campaign kick-off through the end of the campaign. However, partner agencies must continue to refrain from kicking off capital campaigns during the traditional annual United Way campaign, between September 1 through December 31 each year. Additionally, partner agencies are still restricted from seeking to run payroll deductions in workplaces located within McCracken County at any time during the year.
Memorandum of Understanding
If you receive funds from the United Way of Paducah-McCracken County, your agency will be a United Way partner agency. Being a United Way partner includes exchanging information, participating in activities together, leading/presenting at workplace campaign presentations, sharing resources, and enhancing the capacity of one another for mutual benefit to attain our shared vision. As collaborative partners, we must commit to ways of work that reduce competition and build consensus, are inclusive of a diversity of cultures, fields, and sectors and are focused on comprehensive strategies and long-term results. The United Way agrees to recognize successful United Way funded programs through videos, client stories, and other materials and where appropriate, encourage promotion of partner programs via workplace publications, e-mail, websites, campaign tools and other opportunities and as available, provide agencies with all necessary signage and logos to support the co-marketing agreement to meet United Way standards. Additionally, the United Way will promote agency needs, events, etc. on Volunteer Paducah and the United Way Facebook and Twitter pages. United Way will encourage and recommend partner agencies for volunteers, in addition to financial support. Partner agencies agree to display the approved United Way logo on the outside or inside of the buildings, use the approved United Way logo on primary publications and materials for programs supported by United Way funding (i.e. newsletters, organization brochures, annual reports or posters), register volunteer opportunities throughout the year via Volunteer Paducah and provide needs, events, awards and other information for promotion on United Way's Facebook and Twitter pages. Each United Way partner agency also agrees to have a United Way awareness presentation for staff every year and offer United Way payroll deductions to all staff. A United Way staff member will lead these partner agency on-site awareness presentations.
Current partner agencies expectations met by January 29, 2021
If NO is selected, contact Betsy Burkeen at the United Way of Paducah-McCracken County to discuss our current partnership agreement.
Pre-application will not be complete at submission. It is the applicant's responsibility to email necessary addendum's


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