Community Investment Process

Through a year long process, Community Investment Committee volunteers evaluate social service agencies and programs to determine how to invest dollars generated from the annual United Way campaign. The annual process is: 

  • Volunteer Recruitment
  • Volunteer Education/Training
  • Applications Reviewed/Site Visits/Reporting
  • Debriefing
  • Allocations
  • Approval & Distribution

Community Investment Funding Guidelines

Investment Guidelines were established to help the Community Investment Committee (CIC) carefully assess each United Way partnership to determine whether an agency has demonstrated alignment to United Way of Greater Lafayette’s strategic goals, provides measurable program data, and demonstrates fiscal stability. With these guidelines as the basis for funding decisions, volunteers can ensure donors that their contributed dollars are well-spent. To see how the dollars are invested and the impact made see our annual report. A list of funded partners and programs can be found here.

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Interested in being a CIC volunteer? E-mail Jennifer Million at