Fund Allocation

The process of recommending distrubution of United Way Campaign Funds

Every spring, community volunteers with a variety of backgrounds participate in the United Way Fund Allocation Process. Fund Allocation volunteers examine United Way partner agency operations, programs and finances and then recommend how much money should be allocated to each agency the following year. Funding recommendations are presented to the United Way Board of Directors for review and final approval. The work of volunteers ensures that donor dollars are used to achieve the greatest impact in the areas of health, education, financial stability and basic needs -- and that United Way of Central Missouri is accountable to its donors.

Volunteers are placed on one of six review panels, and each panel typically reviews 4-5 United Way partner agencies or initiatives. The volunteers dedicate 10-15 hours over five weeks from late February to the first week in April, meeting once each week. Last year, over 70 volunteers participated in the United Way Fund Allocation Process.

Those interested in participating on a Fund Allocation panel can contact Theresa Verslues, Vice President, at (573) 636-4100 or via email.

Fund Allocation Panel Member Information

Fund Allocation panel members will start meeting the week of February 25 and meet through April 5, 2019. Panel members will meet 5 times. All Fund Allocation meetings are held at the United Way office. 

Instructions for United Way Grant System

2019 Fund Allocation Schedule
Panel members should allow 2 hours for each meeting.

Panel Member Responsibilities


Fund Allocation Agency Information

2019 Agency Presentation Schedule/Post Meeting


For questions regarding the Online Grant Management System or the Fund Allocation process, please contact Theresa Verslues, Vice President, at (573) 636-4100 or via email.