Who are United Way's Community Partners?
To qualify for membership in United Way of Greater Stark County's Community Partner network, local health and human service providers must prove they meet United Way established quality standards.
United Way's Community Partners consist of two designations. Funded Partners are those agencies that are currently receiving funding through United Way’s allocations process. Affiliate Partners are not currently receiving funding through the allocations process, but they meet all United Way quality standards for membership, have received funding in the past and are eligible to apply for funding at the beginning of the next two-year funding cycle. Funded Partner programs must meet additional requirements including reporting outcomes in compliance with United Way Strategy Guidance Documents.
As stewards of the community’s trust and contributions, and with quality standards as the basis for membership and funding decisions, United Way's volunteer Impact Councils ensure donor contributions are well-spent. United Way believes a nonprofit agency will increase its ability to positively impact the lives of its clients when it is well-structured. An organizationally sound agency has a board of active and diverse leaders who set a strategic direction and provide oversight; has programming that is well-designed, well-implemented and includes a quality improvement process; is financially stable, accountable and maximizes resources; and has sufficient infrastructure and service capacity.
Responding to changing needs in our community, United Way's volunteer Impact Councils extend invitations to nonprofit service providers to fill identified gaps in community service and care. This approach keeps the emphasis on stretching the most from each dollar donated and keeps the allocations process responsive to changing needs and resources here in our community.
Click here » for United Way's 2013-14 Funded Program Allocations spreadsheet.
Click here » for United Way's 2012-13 Allocations, Direct Services & Initiatives publication.
Community Partners allow Stark County residents to receive much needed help through the programs they provide. See how United Way funding helps promote a healthy and active lifestyle through supporting classes like Exercise for the Physically Challenged.
The Exercise for the Physically Challenged class at the North Canton YMCA works on range of motion with exercises involving paper plates.