Call: 304.340.3500

email: frontdesk@unitedwaycwv.org

Community Impact Funding Priorities

United Way of Central West Virginia awards grants to nonprofit agencies located in Kanawha, Putnam, Logan, Clay and Boone Counties. The funded programs must address one of four broad-based community impact areas: Education, Health, Financial Stability and Safety Net.

Community impact dollars are allocated through a grant application process. Citizen Review Teams, made up of trained community volunteers, make fund distribution recommendations (see allocation process below). United Way’s Board of Directors is responsible for all final funding decisions. Organizations receiving United Way funds are accountable for the responsible use of those funds and must file mid-year and final reports measuring their service impact.


How the Funding Process Works

United Way of Central WV's funding decisions are made through an annual competitive application process in order to direct grant funding to the most effective programs.  Grant dollars are invested in high performing nonprofit organizations that provide programs and services aligned with our four impact areas of education, health, financial stability and safety net (basic needs).   Citizen Review Teams, made up of trained community volunteers, review the Community Impact Grants, conduct site visits and make fund allocation recommendations to United Way's Board of Directors.  The Board is responsible for all final funding decisions.  Organizations receiving funds are accountable for the responsible use of those funds and must file must file mid-year and final reports measuring their service impact. 

For more information, contact Lisa Hudnall at 304.340.3521.

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Impact Area:
Education

Helping Children and Youth
Achieve Their Potential


20% of Funding

United Way strives to ensure children and youth achieve their potential through enrichment programs, mentoring, leadership development, career exploration, and other activities designed to help them become productive members of our community.


  • Quality Childhood Education
    and School Readiness
  • Academic Success K-12
  • Parent/Caregiver Development
Impact area:
HEALTH

Improving People’s
Health


30% of Funding

United Way helps provide programs that address the needs for mental health services to adults and youth, substance abuse prevention and support services, dental and health care for the uninsured, counseling and education for victims of sexual and domestic violence, as well as those facing end-of-life issues.

  • Alcohol and Drug Abuse
  • Affordable Healthcare
  • Affordable Mental Health Counseling
  • Health and Wellness
Impact area:
FINANCIAL STABILITY

Promoting Financial Stability
and Independence


20% of Funding

United Way works to move hardworking people out of poverty permanently by equipping them with the knowledge of how to keep more of what they earn, and providing the tools and training needed to get and keep better jobs and begin building assets.

  • Transportation
  • Employment Readiness
  • Financial Literacy
IMPACT AREA:
SAFETY NET

Providing a Safe Environment For
People and Families


30% of Funding

United Way helps fund much needed resources for people in situations where they need shelter and safety. We help domestic abuse victims find a safe haven, providing advice and support. Victims of such crime, abuse and natural distasters are given access to food, shelter and help to get back on their feet.

  • Domestic Violence and
    Child Abuse Services
  • Shelter Services
  • Access to Food
  • Aging in Place for Seniors
  • Disaster Relief
  • Rent and Utility Assistance