Volunteer Driven Process Helps Determine United Way Funding

Volunteers evaluating applicationsEach year, community volunteers from all walks of life find their way to the United Way of El Paso County (UWEPC) to take part in the Community Impact Fund allocation process. The volunteer driven process determines how community donations are divided up among El Paso nonprofit and social service agencies working in the Education, Basic Needs, and Income issue areas.

In the current funding cycle, more than 60 community volunteers representing business, education, government, and local residents, have nearly $800,000 in community donations to allocate. The community volunteers are tasked with dispersing the dollars amongst 28 programs from 22 El Paso nonprofit organizations applying for United Way funds in the Basic Needs area.

Local organizations working in the areas of Education, Basic Needs, and Income can apply for local funding from the United Way’s Community Impact Fund. The fund originates from the UWEPC’s annual workplace giving campaign, an institution that dates back for more than 88 years.

“Our community steps forward year after year to take care of El Paso’s most vulnerable residents through the Community Impact Fund.” – Deborah Zuloaga, Chief Executive Officer for the United Way of El Paso County.

The Community Impact Fund is contributions from individual, corporate, and foundation donors that help build a stronger community by funding programs and services that are producing measurable results in the United Way’s three Impact Areas.

The volunteer panels will continue to meet until April 10th. If you would like to participate in the process or engage in any of the community building activities through the United Way of El Paso County, please click here for more information, or contact Jason Brewer, VP of Marketing and Community Building for the United Way of El Paso County at 915-533-2434 Ext. 236.

There is still time to participate in the allocation process. Click here to sign up.

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