Partnership Admission and Program Funding Process:
The Capital Area United Way uses a two-step process to allocate funds. In an initial step, an agency needs to complete an application to become a United Way Partner Agency. These will be reviewed, and the Board of Directors will take action either to accept or to reject the application. This status will be retained for three years at which time the agency will have to once again undergo a review to retain status as a Partner Agency.
Only those agencies that have been accepted as Partners will be invited to submit applications for program funding.
NOTE: While the Partnership agreement is generally effective for a three-year period, certain circumstances, such as change of management, change of location (away from this United Way service area), or a change of mission, could initiate a status review by the United Way Board of Directors. A status review could also be initiated if the Partner Agency’s performance is shown to deviate from the Partnership Criteria outlined in this manual.
A request for consideration from an agency to become a Partner or for program funding initiates a step-by-step procedure. The following procedure is set forth to establish a definite process and time schedule known both by the partner agency and United Way.
Agency Partnership Application Process:
Admission Calendar – Applications for partnership to the United Way will be received throughout the year; however, September 2, 2016, is the deadline for partnership applications for the coming year. The Board of Directors may request additional information from the prospective agency. Notification of the outcome of the partnership application will be provided to the agency by October 24, 2016. Approved Partner Agencies will then be encouraged to complete funding applications for the program(s).
Informal Procedure – A prospective agency will make the initial contact, either verbal, written or by e-mail with the staff of the United Way. If, on the basis of this information, after a staff to staff discussion the agency wishes to make a formal application, a packet will be forwarded.
Formal Procedure – On receipt of the original and ten (10) copies of the application form – and required attachments -- the staff of the United Way will review the application for completeness. Staff will call attention to deficiencies in the data submitted and any failure to meet the criteria required.
The Board of Directors will be notified of the submittal and, if desired, a subcommittee will be formed to review the partnership application and to make a recommendation to the Board. If the Board does not form a subcommittee, the entire Board of Directors may be involved with this review.
Board of Directors Approval of Committee Recommendations – If a subcommittee is formed, the United Way Board of Directors must approve admission of any agency for official partnership.
Disapproval of an Agency for Partnership – if it is determined to reject the partnership application of an agency, the agency will be notified of the decision. If the agency desires, it may, within ten (10) days appeal an adverse decision by requesting a review by the United Way Board of Directors.