How does United Way make sure its partners are using my gift wisely?

Your investment is allocated through a comprehensive assessment process to initiatives and partner agencies committed to reducing duplication of administrative structure and service overlap among nonprofits in our community. United Way staff does not decide where the money will go. Approximately 300 community leaders from throughout Southern Arizona come together to share their expertise and recommend which programs receive funding based on proven metrics that achieve the greatest results. Our board of directors reviews and approves the recommendations. The initiatives UWTSA funds are held accountable to quantifiable results and measurements as well as a comprehensive list of standards.

The Collective Impact Fund supports programs at our 80+ partner agencies, achieving the greatest collective impact in our community. For every dollar invested in UWTSA's Community Impact Fund, we secure more than $5 in local, state and federal grants and volunteer support to fight poverty right here in our community.