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, we recruit just shy of 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
  • Making a difference in our communities

As a Community Investment Volunteer, you will give approximately 10-13 hours of service to the community between the beginning of December and mid-January:

  • 1 hour of training on how to review grant applications online
  • 7-10 hours of reviewing and scoring applications online on your own time
  • 2 hours of discussion and ranking of your assigned programs with a group

If you have any questions or would like to be placed on our Community Investment Volunteer interest list, please call or email Liz Evans, Community Impact Director, at (608) 796-1400, Ext. 105 or

* Recruitment will occur again in Fall 2021.

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