Agency Partners

We partner with more than 80 agencies throughout our six-county region to achieve lasting, measurable goals.

Agency Services & Supports

  • Agency Evaluations
  • Capital Projects
  • Facilities Maintenance
  • Human Services
    Professional Renewal Program
  • Human Services
    Agency Supplemental Grant

Agency Evaluations

What it is

United Way enlists volunteers to conduct our valued agency evaluations. It’s our way of helping you get involved with your community - and hold our agencies accountable.

Agency Evaluators review agency self-evaluations, assess the agencies first-hand through a site visit and recommend scores for each agency.

All it takes is two hours of training, two to three hours to review agency materials and one half-day to conduct agency site visit and recommend scores.

Qualifications

Knowledge or experience in one or more of these areas:

  • Responsive to Community Needs (needs assessments, community collaboration, etc.)
  • Results Driven (outcome measurement, data collection, program evaluation, etc.)
  • Diversity and Inclusion (equal opportunity or accessibility expertise, etc.)
  • Governance (board of director experience, strategic planning, bylaw review, etc.)
  • Management (human resources experience, volunteer management, public relations, etc.)
  • Finance (financial ratios, annual audits, bookkeeping, etc.)

Additional Information

Contact:
Sarah Zike
sarah.zike@uwci.org

Volunteer Description

Register for training

Capital Projects

What it is

Established in 2000, this fund provides technical assistance for complicated facility improvements to enhance the delivery of human service programs. It helps plans and fund major building projects, additions, renovations or construction.

Stats

Since it's inception, over 140 projects have been completed at more than 70 agencies. United Way's $102 million investment-to-date supported projects worth $370 million.

Testimonial

"Whether a large capital expansion or addressing significant capital improvements, the Capital Projects Fund has given Sheltering Wings peace of mind. This fund helps us address needs in a more timely fashion and encourage donors to make up for the remaining percentage needed to complete the project."
- Cassie Martin, Executive Director, Sheltering Wings

Facilities Maintenance

What it is

Established in 1990, this fund helps plan for building maintenance or repair projects. It is meant specifically for priority needs and emergencies.

Stats

On average, there are between 25-30 planned project grants annually. In addition, funds are reserved for approximately 15-20 emergency grants each year.

History

The Facilities Maintenance Fund was a result of founding partners Lilly Endowment Inc., Indianapolis Foundation and United Way of Central Indiana. Over 30% of United Way agencies apply each year.

Human Services
Professional Renewal Program

What it is

The Human Services Professional Renewal Program, funded by a generous grant from Lilly Endowment, provides hard-working, dedicated human services professionals an opportunity to regenerate and reinvigorate themselves, so they can bring fresh ideas and energy to the human care business. Up to 25 award winners will receive up to $10,000 to implement their individually designed plan for personal and professional renewal.

Qualifications

Eligible human services professionals must:

  • Be an employee of UWCI, a UWCI agency, or an invited human services organization that is actively engaged in a UWCI collaborative activity; AND
  • Have been employed eight (8) or more consecutive years by a human services nonprofit agency as of the application deadline; AND
  • Have been employed by their current organization five (5) or more consecutive years as of the application deadline; AND
  • Serve clients in the UWCI area of service (Boone, Hamilton, Hancock,Hendricks, Marion and Morgan counties); AND
  • Intend to remain in human services work and at their agency for at least two (2) years after the renewal experience.

What you can do

Applications are due by May 11, 2018. Applications must be approved by the organization’s executive director. If the applicant is the executive director, board chair approval is required. There is no limit on the number of applicants from each organization.

Review the Grant Guidelines and prep your answers BEFORE beginning your application.



Human Services
Agency Supplemental Grant

What it is

An eligible organization may request up to $5,000 to use or hire substitute staff for a employee who applies for a Human Services Professional Renewal Program grant. An organization can receive only one supplemental grant.

Qualifications


The organization must be able to demonstrate the necessity to hire substitute staff in order for the renewal grant applicant to participate.

What you can do

Applications are due by May 11, 2018.

Review the Grant Guidelines and prep your answers BEFORE beginning your application.



Each Agency Provides services that align with our priority areas and contribute to our collective community impact. Learn more about each agency's work below.

Our Community Impact Framework