Community Investment Process

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What Is Community Investment?

Through the Community Investment Process, United Way of West Florida donors make recommendations on how undesignated donations should be invested in local nonprofit programs serving Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.

Each year, local nonprofit agencies apply to become Certified Partners of United Way of West Florida. Through this process, UWWF reviews
each applicant agency's financial records and nonprofit status to ensure that the agency is following non-profit best practices, as well as federal and
state regulations.

Once certified, agencies can apply for Community Investment grant funding. The source of this funding is undesignated donations. Each spring, as we prepare for the Community Investment Process, UWWF volunteers serve as Community Investment Panelists. These volunteers are trained to review agency applications, oral presentations, and collectively determine which programs receive funding.

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Be a Part of the Process!

Serve as a Community Investment Panelist and help decide how donations from thousands of donors are invested in our community. Are you interested in learning more? Contact our Director of Community Impact, Mary Zaledonis.