Community Investment

Have you ever wondered what happens to the money raised during Great Rivers United Way’s annual campaign? Being a Community Investment Volunteer is a great opportunity to help decide which programs in our seven-county service region receive funding.

Great Rivers United Way accepts grants every two years. In granting years (like 2021!), we recruit roughly 100 community members to review program applications and determine how Great Rivers United Way’s funds should be distributed.

Being a Community Investment Volunteer means:

  • Reviewing and scoring the applications submitted by Partner Agencies
  • Working independently, and then coming together with other volunteers to share your thoughts
  • Making important decisions on investing donated funds
  • Increasing your knowledge of community needs and resources
  • Being a part of a process that makes a big difference in your community

As a Community Investment Volunteer, you will give approximately 11-14 hours of service to the community in December and January:

If you have any questions, please call or email Liz Evans, Community Impact Director, at (608) 796-1400, Ext. 105 or

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