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United Way Allocations Process

A Division of United Way Community Investment

Recommending distribution of United Way Campaign Funds


Every spring, community volunteers with a variety of backgrounds participate in the United Way Allocations Process. Allocations 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 education, health and financial stability and that United Way of Greater St. Joseph is accountable to donors.


Volunteers are placed on one of six subcommittees, and each subcommittee reviews two United Way Partner Agencies. The volunteers dedicate 10-15 hours over a two-month period from mid-March to mid-May. Each subcommittee meets approximately five times. Last year, 150 volunteers participated in the United Way Allocations Process. 



If you are interested in volunteering, contact Jodi Bloemker, Director of Community Investment at