Community Investment Fund
Together, we will make a greater impact on creating an educated and thriving community – a community that ensures lasting change. Through collaboration we will combine resources and leverage our talents to drive broader social and systemic change in our community.
Community Investment Fund volunteers are recruited through our list of donors, campaign volunteers, and corporate and community leaders. They are tasked with reviewing applications and conducting site visits to UWNA-funded partners and, based on their exhaustive assessment, recommendations are submitted to the UWNA Finance Committee for review. Final decisions on the Community Investment Fund is made by the UWNA Board of Directors.
Key Performance Measures
The United Way of Northern Arizona and partners are investing in the power and potential of successful, resilient youth. The following community-inspired initiatives are essential to achieving positive social change and sustainable impact for youth and our community.
Early Childhood Development
This initiative will improve social-emotional development, cognitive language skills, early literacy, mathematics, and science learning while increasing support and knowledge for educators, nonprofits, parents and caregivers. This will help ensure that children meet developmental milestones that lead to success throughout their lives.
Positive Youth Development
This initiative is based on the principles of the 6 C’s, which include confidence, character, connection, competence, caring and contribution. This positive framework will guide our community in organizing services, opportunities and support to assist our young people in reaching their full potential.
Safety and Security
Being able to meet basic needs like safe housing and adequate food enables families to move from day-to-day existence to planning for a positive future.
Strengthening Our Communities
2021-2023 Collaborative Programs