Community Impact

With our transformation to a community impact organization, the United Way board and staff are committed to ensuring that our financial and human resources are invested to have the greatest impact on the lives of people in Midland County.

United Way invested the past two years listening to our community to determine their aspirations and needs. This public input, combined with a wealth of community and national data, are the basis for our community level goals. These goals, centered around health, education and self-sufficiency, will drive our future investment and impact strategies.

We recognize that we cannot do this alone. Achieving community impact requires that we tap into people’s aspirations, focus on issues and underlying conditions for change, and bring people and organizations together to create impact. To create this level of change, we will continue to invest in direct services through programs along with more targeted collaborative grants.

Our new Community Impact Strategy Team is comprised of members of the United Way Board and staff, experts in Education, Health and Self-Sufficiency and investment panel leaders. This innovative team will keep us grounded in community conditions and needs while guiding the investment process. Additionally, they will identify emerging and unmet needs in the community and recommend opportunities to collaborate.

FRAMEWORK FOR CHANGE
UNITED WAY BUSINESS MODEL
COMMUNITY INVESTMENT PLAN
2017 INVESTMENTS

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LOCAL TEENS AND ADULTS WITH MENTAL AND PHYSICAL CHALLENGES WERE CONNECTED WITH THE SUPPORT THEY NEEDED.