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, 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 Agency Information

The 2019 United Way of Central Missouri Fund Allocation Application is due February 15, 2018. Remember to check over your application and ensure attachments are correct prior to submission of application.

Agency Instructions/Screenshots of online system

2018 Agency Presentation Schedule/Post Meeting

Fund Allocation Panel Member Information

Fund Allocation panel members will start meeting the week of February 26 and meet through April 6, 2018. Panel members will meet 5 times. Agency Applications will be available online for review starting February 19, 2018.

2018 Fund Allocation Schedule
Panel members should allow 2 hours for each meeting.

Panel Member Responsibilities


Remember to enter comments, questions, and recommendations in the Reviewer Scorecard.

Panel Member Instructions/Screenshots of online system

Site Visit Checklist

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.