Community Impact: Results
Rappahannock United Way 2016 -2017 Community Impact Fund
2017 Funding: More than 1 Million Dollars in Community Impact
Community Impact Fund made grants to 37 Member Agencies for a total amount of $1,015.750
The Funding Process
Here’s how RUW determines how to invest donor dollars:
More than 50 Reviewers
50+ Volunteer Citizen Reviewers on 14 panels evaluate and prioritize 2 to 3 programs each.
Focus Areas Aligned.
3 Focus Areas
Focus Area Committees and the RUW Investment Committee align panel priorities with RUW goals and available funds.
The RUW investment committee and Board of Directors finalize funding decisions.
How we Track Change
Programs are funded based on the impact they will have on 10 outcomes in the areas of Education, Income and Health. All RUW funded programs report annually on the changes they are making in our community.
- Parents support the development of their children during the crucial birth to age 5 years
- Children are ready to start school in reading, knowledge, and abilities
- Families value education and support children through graduation
- Individuals gain the skills to meet the challenges of a changing workforce
- Download our 2016-17 Education Impact Summary here
- Families and households sustain themselves with effective financial management
- Families and households find and build employment leading to self-reliance
- Download our 2016-17 Income Impact Summary here.
- Parents start their children well with health care from birth to 6 years old
- Individuals and families work to stay healthy and reduce chronic illness
- Individuals learn how to avoid risky behaviors as they grow, contributing to safer communities
- Download our 2016-17 Health Impact Summary here.
The Results are Amazing
Explore Community Results in Education, Income and Health
$247,00 and 10 Programs
1,590+ Students benefit from RUW funded education programs.
$291,000 and 7 Programs
265 Individuals will increase financial self-reliance
$435,250 and 16 Programs
96,000 Individuals benefit from RUW funded health programs.
Community Results Stories
At Micah Ecumenical Ministries on Princess Anne Street, residents can now enjoy important simple moments of solitude thanks to the hard work from Rappahannock Electric Cooperative employees during Rappahannock United Way’s recent Day of Action.
Tony entered foster care just days after his 17th birthday. He was living with his mother and stepfather in a home riddled with domestic violence.
When Caroline resident Mary Deyo got the call saying her deck would be repainted, she had just gotten out of the hospital and was delighted with the good news.