Community Investment Review Panel (HERO IMAGE)

Community Investment Review Panel

The Community Investment Review Panel is a volunteer opportunity for our United Way investors to play an active and critical role in determining how dollars donated to United Way are invested in the community.

Every year, organizations apply for grants from United Way to support their programs. With the help of our Community Investment Committee and the volunteers of the Community Investment Review Panel, these applications are thoughtfully reviewed and evaluated to decide how best to invest the dollars that align with our United Way strategy and will have the greatest overall impact on our community.

The 2021 review opportunity will focus on grants supporting our Bold Goal to help people be independent.


• Attend a 3-hour virtual training in February where you will learn investment strategies, desired impact, key requirements, and evaluation tools.

• Invest 8-12 hours reviewing proposals of 2-4 programs.

• Participate in a day-long virtual site visit in late February/early March, speaking with program staff and discussing their impact with the members of your panel.


Please complete the online application.

We encourage you to complete the application as soon as possible as this is one of the most highly anticipated volunteer experiences with United Way and it fills quickly. Even though the deadline to register is January 13, the number of applications accepted will be limited to the first 100 applicants.

For more information about the Community Investment Review Panel, email Megan at