About Your Investments
In 2013, the United Way of South Hampton Roads’ Board of Directors approved a strategic plan that set an exciting new direction for our work. Recognizing that every community benefits when individuals, groups, and institutions work together to solve shared problems, United Way volunteers foster cross-sector collaboration to collectively focus on identifying critical needs, comprehensive solutions and permanent results. It is within this context that we are committed to designing new funding strategies that support adaptability, flexibility, and responsiveness to our investments. In addition, we continue to offer agency certification, which is a public classification that demonstrates that an agency has met a robust set of standards covering three core areas: financial health; effective and ethical governance; and strategy and program results.
If you are interested in learning more about our community investments, please:
- Refer to our Agency Manual, which includes information about agency certification, grant funding and frequently asked questions.
- Attend an information session – see details below.
SUSANNA ADAMS DELLINGER
2017/2018 Community Funding Chair Executive Vice President & Chief Compliance Officer Waypoint Advisors
Questions? If you have questions or are interested in inquiring about our investment opportunities, please contact Kathleen Banfield, Director of Community & Partner Engagement, at 757-853-8500 ext. 192 or by email.
November Information Sessions
Meeting purpose: Provide an in-depth overview of the 2019 community investments opportunities, including agency certification and grant opportunities. Topics to be covered include eligibility, application and review process, software/technology and other core tools, suggested tips and Q&A.
Who is invited: Certified partners and other organizations interested in learning about United Way’s community investments are invited to attend. Due to space limitations, agencies may bring up to three (3) staff, which may include CEOs/EDs, program directors or managers, development staff or others. Determining the right staff to attend will depend on your organization’s unique structure and who will play a lead role in the development of your applications.
Dates and times (select from four options):
- Monday, November 5: 3-5 PM
- Friday, November 9: 9-11 AM
- Monday, November 12: 3-5 PM
- Tuesday, November 13: 9-11 AM
Please RSVP online by October 31, 2018 by completing the registration form for each representative from your organization who plans to attend.
Note: Attendance at one of the four November sessions is required for any agency applying for New Agency Certification or grant funding opportunities through United Way’s 2019 Community Investments.
Oral Health Grants
For the third consecutive year, United Way of South Hampton Roads is collaborating with the Hampton Roads Community Foundation to improve oral health. Two regional funders have issued a joint request for proposal from area nonprofits to help economically disadvantaged individuals access dental treatment and preventive care. The deadline for nonprofit organizations to apply for a total of $50,000 in grant funding is November 5.
COMMUNITY INVESTMENTS VOLUNTEERS
A heartfelt thank you to those who served in 2017 and/or 2018
Finding the Best Agencies
Our volunteers — community leaders and donors — ask the questions you want to be answered, making sure your money is spent efficiently to solve our most urgent problems and drive permanent results. That’s never as obvious as during the allocations process, when our community volunteers — people like you — pour over 990s and audits, programs and results. And it’s not just looking at papers. Volunteers hit the streets, visiting agencies to see the service for themselves before deciding where funding is going, e.g. early childhood education and youth development, poverty, physical and mental health, domestic violence emergencies and disasters, workforce readiness and financial stability.
COMMUNITY INVESTMENTS COMMITTEE
Executive Vice President & Chief Compliance Officer
Workforce Development Center Coordinator
Department of Social Services, City of Suffolk
Client Services Director
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Towne Realty Andrew Friedman Director, Housing & Neighborhood Preservation City of Virginia Beach
Visiting Professor and Director of the Center for Regional Excellence
Old Dominion University
Director of Government Programs, Member & Community Outreach and Education
Optima Family Care/Optima Health
FINANCIAL REVIEW PANEL
FUNDING REVIEW PANELS
NEW AGENCY CERTIFICATION REVIEW PANEL
Wilbanks Smith & Thomas
City of Virginia Beach
Formerly City of Norfolk