We Invest Your Money Wisely
United Way of Mesa County fights for the health, education and self-reliance of children, families and individuals in our community.
How do we know the needs? From the results of community needs assessments, from Western Colorado 2-1-1 data, from community conversations, and from funded program data and outcomes.
How do we tackle the issues? Volunteers study the data and make investment decisions during our Community Investment Process. Every funded program is carefully evaluated throughout the year to make sure we’re achieving measurable outcomes. The annual campaign funds our work.
The Community Investment process: Every two years, local nonprofit agencies submit their applications to United Way to request funding for their programs. The application includes many aspects including detailed budgets, how many clients they serve, assessments of the program’s impact in Mesa County and demographic details from the people they serve.
Teams of United Way volunteers undergo intense training and then review the agency applications, meet with the organizations in person, and finally, debate the best allocation of United Way funds. These volunteers dedicate hundreds of hours throughout this process and make recommendations to the United Way Board of Directors on how United Way funds should be distributed in the following year.
Click here for a printable list of programs that are currently being funded by United Way of Mesa County.