We would like to thank our 2016-17 campaign sponsors!
 The Self Family Foundation

2015 United Way Partner Agencies

From L to R, Back Row:  Pat Crawford, Alston-Wilkes Society; Brian Brewer, Burton Center;  Frank Cannon, SC Legal Services; Cathy Miller, Beyond Abuse; Alice Hodges, Megs House; Cassy Funderburk, Pathway House; Brad Cuttill, Abbeville Youth Athletics; Second Row:  Andy Moorhead, Faith Home; Elaine Copeland, Healthy Learners; Lindsay Henrichs, United Way Partner Liasion; Sally Baggett, The Children's Center; Sarah Hartung, Greenwood Cancer Fund; Dawn Puderbaugh-Hodges, Bowers-Rodgers; Dawn Ardelt, Laurens Safe Home; Seated:  Major Melody McClure, Salvation Army; Charlotte Ehney, Beyond Abuse; Teresa Goodman, Community Initiatives; Jamie Bowling, Girl Scouts

Not Pictured:  Greenwood YMCA, Greenwood Food Bank, United Christian Ministries of Abbeville County, Boy Scouts

Community Investment Process

United Way of the Greenwood and Abbeville Counties invests donor dollars from the Community Impact Fund through our Community Investment Process (CIP). The CIP is designed to provide funding for specific programs delivered by non-profit organizations that can demonstrate measurable results and impact on specific community issues. Funds provided through CIP are intended to support the direct and indirect (management & general) costs associated with the delivery of a specific program within an organization. Community Impact dollars are not intended for capital expenses or an organization’s general deficit funding.

Investment teams have been established to oversee community investment and community initiatives within the areas of education, income, and health. These investment teams are comprised of community volunteers representing a variety of expertise and backgrounds. Programs submitted by local agencies are evaluated annually by the appropriate team who in turn provides the United Way’s Board of Directors with recommended levels of investment. This evaluation is based on the Peter Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management’s Five Question Format:

  1. What is the program’s mission?
  2. Who is the program’s customer?
  3. What does the customer value?
  4. What are the program’s results?
  5. What is the program’s plan?

Organization’s interested in receiving Community Impact Fund dollars submit a detailed program application built around the Five Question Format for panel review. An organization requesting community impact funding must be a certified partner agency of United Way of Greenwood and Abbeville Counties.