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United Way of Northern Arizona
2013 Community Impact Forum
About United Way of Northern Arizona • UWNA works to advance the common good by creating lasting changes in community conditions.
• Local nonprofit bringing our community together while focusing resources n the most critical human needs in Northern Arizona • Service area includes Coconino, Navajo and Apache Counties, off reservation • Mission: Improving lives by mobilizing communities to create lasting changes in community conditions
Focus Areas United Way is focused on the building blocks for a better life: EDUCATION — Helping Children and Youth Achieve Their Potential INCOME — Promoting Financial Stability and Independence HEALTH — Improving People’s Health
Funding Sources • City of Flagstaff • Coconino County • Working Poor • United Way of Northern Arizona (UWNA)
Basic Requirements for All Funding Sources • Be a 501(c)(3) or a public non-for-profit agency • A financial audit or review • Patriot Act Compliance • IRS Form 990 • Outcomes
Changes, benefits learning or other effects that happen as a result of services and activities provided; changes in awareness, knowledge, behaviors, or quality of life. Outcomes differ from outputs, in that outputs are the number of activities, services, or products that are provided. For example, outputs are number of meals served or number of bed nights.
Examples of Outcomes Change in Knowledge: Jones fetal alcohol syndrome classes have resulted in more individuals being aware of the risks of drinking while pregnant. Change in Behavior: Benatar’s After School Mentoring Program has increased the number of youth who are engaged citizens. Change in Quality of Life: Sarah’s Financial Workshops have increased the percentage of individuals who experience financial stability.
Measuring Outcomes Change in Knowledge: Jones fetal alcohol syndrome classes have resulted in more individuals being aware of the risks of drinking while pregnant. • Public Health statistics of children born with FASD • Follow up surveys Change in Behavior: Benatar’s After School Mentoring Program has increased the number of youth who are engaged citizens. • Number of youth who vote or register to vote • Volunteer projects youth participate in Change in Quality of Life: Sarah’s Financial Workshops have increased the percentage of individuals who experience financial stability. • Checking or savings accounts with $300 or more • No reported usage of high interest loans or pawns
City of Flagstaff UWNA manages Community Health and Human Services for the City of Flagstaff. Purpose: “To provide financial assistance to non-profit
organizations to provide health or human services to primarily low and moderate income residents of the City of Flagstaff.”
City of Flagstaff • Public Safety Increase visibility and availability of public safety services through best practices and maximizing resources, to prevent crime and fires. • Community Sustainability Encourage the community and operate the government in a manner that sustains economic vitality, environmental protection, and social inclusion so that current and future residents and visitors may enjoy the same or better quality of life. • Family, Youth and Community Improve opportunities for all members of our community to actively participate, invest and feel a part of a high quality of life community.
Coconino County UWNA manages the Coconino County Social Services Funds to nonprofit organizations in Coconino County. Purpose: “To provide financial assistance to non-profit organizations to provide health or human services to primarily low and moderate income residents of the Coconino County.” • Address how the Program serves Coconino County’s most vulnerable residents • Outreach services for diverse geographic communities within Coconino County served by the Program
Working Poor Background: A.R.S. 43-1088 established a tax credit for contributions to charitable organizations that provide assistance to the working poor. UWNA has established a special fund for the “working poor.” Donors may designate their contribution to this fund. Under an agreement with the Arizona Department of Revenue contributions to this fund will qualify as a contribution to a “qualified charitable organization.” To be eligible to receive funding from this targeted care area an agency must complete a form certifying that they meet the criteria outlined in A.R.S. 43-1088.
Working Poor Agencies must certify that they spend 50% or more of its total operating budget on providing “services” in Coconino, Navajo or Apache Counties to only Arizona residents who receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits or are “low income individuals.”
For purposes of these funds “low income individuals” means persons whose household income is less than 150% of the federal poverty level and “services” means: cash assistance, medical care, childcare, food, clothing, shelter, to meet immediate basic needs.
UWNA Community Investment Fund The UWNA Community Investment Fund is composed of dollars raised during the annual campaign to improve Education, Income and Health across Northern Arizona. The goal of these funds is to invest in qualifying partners that advance the Education, Income and Health goals of UWNA for a three-year funding cycle. UWNA Community volunteers review applications each year and provide funding recommendations to the UWNA Board of Directors for final funding decisions.
UWNA Community Investment Fund To be considered for UWNA Community Investment funding, programs must: 1. Align with one or more of United Way of Northern Arizona’s goals under Education, Income or Health, 2. Positively influence and work towards achieving at least one Outcome, and 3. Utilize and have strong outcomes in at least one Strategy.
Application Process January 24 - RFP available at www.ctkodm.com/uwna January - Required RFP Orientation February 26 - Proposals due by 5:00 pm March to April - Proposal Review Process o February Initial screening by staff o March Site Visits o March Review by Community Investment teams o March Review by CI Committee o June Final decisions by Board of Directors May - Preliminary award letters sent July 1 - Funding begins July 31 - Final Reports due for prior Funding Year
Thank you! Visit www.nazunitedway.org to learn more
Sarah Benatar, [email protected]
or (928) 773-9813