Become a Community Investment Volunteer!
How does United Way invest in the community?
United Way of Midland is focused on three priority areas that we believe are essential building blocks for a great life: Education, Health and Self Sufficiency. Our approach is unique because we invest in programs that meet a need, achieve results and are good stewards of resources. Volunteers, who are donors and leaders, review and assess programs to determine funding. Each year, people across our community benefit from programs and initiatives made possible through generous contributions.
We support Midland, Martin, and Upton County through a network of partners that work collaboratively to provide comprehensive and coordinated services that will change lives and achieve results greater than any single organization.
We provide annual grants through a competitive proposal process to high-performing organizations that address our community's most pressing needs. All grant applications are assessed through a community-led review process, in which dedicated volunteers evaluate and identify the local collaborations and approaches that can create a lasting impact.
Help determine how United Way Dollars are invested! On an annual basis, United way provides funding to local programs that have proven their effectiveness. Through a process we call Community Investment, donor volunteers lead the review of funding requests, program outcomes, financial data, and past performance. The volunteer review takes place during February to April. Volunteer meetings typically take place during business hours. The total volunteer time commitment from February to April including training, site visits, reading proposals, and allocating dollars is approximately 15-25 hours.