Allocations Committee Volunteer Opportunity

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The Allocations Committee is a crucial part of the United Way of Sumner County model.  Each year, starting on July 1, the start of our fiscal year, money collected from Workplace Giving Campaigns, individual donations, and special events goes into a Community Fund to be allocated to partner agencies in June of the following year, at the end of our fiscal year. 

Agencies who wish to seek funding from United Way, submit grant applications and record agency presentations in the spring.  The Allocations Committee is charged with carefully reviewing those grant applications, presentations, and information collected from agency site visits and weighing them against the mission and focus areas of United Way as well as the latest data on community needs to determine how best to allocate available resources from the Community Fund amongst the agencies requesting funding.  

United Way of Sumner County seeks a diverse group of volunteers to serve on the Allocations Committee in order to give voice to the many clients served by our agencies and the many donors who support our mission.  We are interested in volunteers from a variety of groups from black to white, low income to high income, homemakers to CEOs, Westmoreland to Hendersonville, single to married with kids, and more!  Priority is given to volunteers who are invested in the UWSC mission. (i.e. donate through Workplace Giving or as an individual donor, participate in special events, or volunteer with United Way of Sumner County.)

Allocation Volunteers are typically recruited each year in April.  Those selected to serve will begin reviewing agency information in May with Allocations Deliberations in June.  This is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the needs of our community and the work that our amazing partner agencies do to provide direct service to those in need!  Allocation volunteers get to be a part of how United Way funding is distributed and what needs are met through our collective impact!

2024 UWSC Allocations Committee Volunteer Application

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Conflicts of Interest

Due to real and perceived conflicts of interest, Allocation Volunteers who have any affiliation with an agency (or whose immediate family member has an affiliation) will not be allowed to serve on the allocation panel for that focus area. (Conflicts may include employment, volunteering, or business affiliation over the past 3 years.)

You may review a list of our CURRENTLY funded partner agencies for potential conflicts of interest, by clicking here.  Please also consider and include any conflicts of interest with the following NEW agencies who are seeking funding:  Community Resource Center, Gallatin Senior Citizens' Center, Mental Health America's Erase the Stigma program, Second Harvest Food Bank's Mobile Market program, and Westmoreland Seniors.

Focus Area Preference

For each Focus Area below, please select 1, 2, 3, or 4 to indicate your 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th choices for Focus Area Assignment. (You may click to learn more about each UWSC focus area:  Education, Financial Stability, Health, Rebuilding Lives.)
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