Community Impact is how we are investing in impact in our three pillars: basic needs, early childhood success, and workforce development.
We have implemented a Community Impact model to ensure we are moving the needle in areas of most need, based on research and tracked insights.
Basic needs are the non-negotiables in life. Access to food so no meal is missed, stable housing, crisis assistance, and needs in response to an emergency are all resources and needs we deserve.
Without access to educational opportunities, many children fall behind before they even start kindergarten. Providing children and families access to books, educational tools, and healthy routine learning environments is essential.
What is Community Impact?
Community Impact is a business model used by a majority of United Ways worldwide. It allows for local United Ways to systematically create positive social change addressing identified priority community needs.
With this model, United Way of Northeast Georgia will grant funds to programs that provide direct services to those areas of most need - our three pillars - and can provide reported data on the success of the programs. These services can range from healthcare services like family engagement programs that help parents raise children to reach developmental milestones, providing access to food and healthy meals, or vocational and work-study training programs.
Applications for grant funding are open May 1 of each year. Eligibility requirements for applying nonprofits are available. Any questions can be directed to Mark Madison, Director of Community Impact, via email.