United Way of Peterborough & District is responsible for investing the resources entrusted to it to meet current and changing community needs.
Description of Funding Provided
United Way provides the following funding:
- Member Agency funding for up to three-years for both core activities and specific programs and/or services.
- Special project grants (one-time grants and loans for member and non-member agencies offered annually and on an ad-hoc basis, as funds permit).
- Youth Grants
Principles for Fund Distribution
Our fund distribution process strives to achieve our mission, as well as to reflect the vision, objectives, and values contained in our
Role Statement .
United Way’s fund distribution process will:
- Allow for a dynamic and flexible response to community needs and focus on the people who need help;
- Maintain integrity in its process;
- Ensure that the criteria are objective and clearly communicated;
- Allow for mutual support between United Way and Member Agencies;
- Include an effective evaluation tool that measures accountability and evaluates outcomes;
- Ensure that any funding shifts are made responsibly; and
- Ensure that the process is as simple as possible.
Priorities for Funding
The United Way has agreed to five priorities for the allocation of resources to both existing and new services:
- Enhancing access to services with an emphasis on local delivery;
- Supporting the reduction of poverty;
- Promoting wellness and prevention strategies through education and information sharing;
- Encouraging partnerships and collaboration to improve service delivery; and
- Increasing community capacity.
Investing for Community Impact
United Way’s fund distribution system incorporates strategic directions adopted by United Way to reach its full potential in the community.
In resource distribution, United Way has made a commitment to:
- Ensure that community dollars are invested in organizations and programs that address current and changing needs in the community;
- Work in collaboration with the community to determine community capacities, needs, and emerging priorities;
- Have flexible partnerships with a broad range of organizations in the community;
- Focus on the impact and results of United Way funded programs; and
- Focus on maintaining needed services in the community, not on maintaining specific agencies.