United Way of Nevada County has completed its annual allocation process of Community Impact funds. To be a partner with United Way of Nevada County, an organization must comply with an established set of Criteria and Responsibilities. To receive an allocation from United Way of Nevada County, these partners must further comply with an additional set of funding criteria throughout the year. Partners are assessed by United Way of Nevada County through financial audits and citizen review teams for compliance to these criteria, as well as effectiveness in meeting community needs. This process ensures that United Way of Nevada County’s charitable donations are spent in ways to best make an impact in our community. “The community Investment Process is an essential part of the United Way system, this process is very thorough and extensive.”, “It is very important to us that the funds that are being allocated from the Community Impact Fund have maximum impact in the community” commented Megan Timpany, Executive Director of United Way of Nevada County.
Last year the United Way Board and Staff went through a nine month Strategic Plan process and established a three year Strategic Plan with very specific goals. The new vision statement is that United Way of Nevada County envisions a community where all individuals and families achieve their desired potential through Healthy Lives, Education and Income stability. To that end United Way of Nevada County continues to strive “to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community”.
United Way’s new service priority is to strive to “assure individuals and families in Nevada County are able to meet their basic need for food, emergency shelter and access to healthcare”. This year United Way of Nevada County allocated $74,000.00 from the Community Impact Fund to the basic needs of food, emergency shelter and access to healthcare. In addition to the allocations from the Community Impact Fund, United Way of Nevada County raised over $47,000 in specific designations for 501(C3) non-profits in Nevada County. In 2015 United Way of Nevada County will allocate and designate over $120,000.00 back to the community.
United Way of Nevada County is pleased to announce that 13 of their partners applied for and will receive funding during this upcoming year. The agencies and the total amounts that they will receive this year from United Way of Nevada County are:
Food Bank of Nevada County $18,000
Gold Country Community Services $8,000
Interfaith Food Ministry $9,000
Sierra Senior Services $11,400
Kare Crisis Nursery $3,000
Tahoe Safe Alliance $3,200
Sierra Foothills AIDS Foundation $5,000
Community Recovery Resource $6,400
Child Advocates of Nevada County $2,000
Partners in English Language Learning $3,000