Investment Strategy

United Way of Cass-Clay (United Way) makes investments in measureable progress toward increasing access and reducing barriers for underserved, at-risk, and vulnerable individuals to achieve Four BOLD Community Goals:

United Way investments are mainly made through an annual community investment review process for 3-year grant cycles. 

Additional funding may be available on a rolling annual basis for:

United Way utilizes a multi-tiered, volunteer-led vetting process that relies on volunteer community investors to make funding recommendations and decisions at each appropriate level.

All community partners must meet and provide evidence if requested of the following requirements:

All Community Partners receiving a 3-year grant under one of our four BOLD Community Goals must submit reporting on a semi-annual basis.  These reports include, but are not limited to, shared performance measures, program outcome reports, client demographics, and impact stories. 

For more information on shared performance measures, see:

All Community Partners receiving funding under a Community Sponsorship or Emerging Initiatives Funding must submit a post-funding report describing impact of funded program or event.