At our January 4th meeting, John Kelker, President of United Way of Central Illinois, delivered the program outlining changes in the way their strategic investment plan and priorities are implemented. This was the first public announcement and preceded the January 10th
S-J-R announcement. Yes, R0tary scooped the S-J-R!
Beginning this year, our United Way will provide funding opportunities to any local nonprofit program. Funding decisions will be based on the following parameters. The program should address the priorities for basic need and health issue areas in our community. The program must show willingness to work with other local service providers. The nonprofit must demonstrate the effectiveness of its program. Maintaining United Way standards for accountability, transparency and financial management is also required.
Decisions on United Way funding will be made by Vision Councils, comprised of volunteers with expertise, the Community Impact Committee and the United Way board of directors. The goal is to fund local services by addressing our community needs in the most effective and efficient way possible.