United Way of Northern Arizona
2013 Community Impact
Forum
About United Way of Northern
Arizona
• UWNA works to advance the common good by
creating lasting changes in community
conditions.
• Local nonprofit bringing our community
together while focusing resources n the most
critical human needs in Northern Arizona
• Service area includes Coconino, Navajo and
Apache Counties, off reservation
• Mission: Improving lives by mobilizing
communities to create lasting changes in
community conditions
Focus Areas
United Way is focused on
the building blocks for a
better life:
EDUCATION — Helping
Children and Youth Achieve
Their Potential
INCOME — Promoting
Financial Stability and
Independence
HEALTH — Improving
People’s Health
Funding Sources
• City of Flagstaff
• Coconino County
• Working Poor
• United Way of Northern
Arizona (UWNA)
Basic Requirements for All Funding Sources
• Be a 501(c)(3) or a public
non-for-profit agency
• A financial audit or review
• Patriot Act Compliance
• IRS Form 990
• Outcomes
Outcomes
Changes, benefits learning or other effects that happen
as a result of services and activities provided; changes in
awareness, knowledge, behaviors, or quality of life.
Outcomes differ from outputs, in that outputs are the
number of activities, services, or products that are
provided. For example, outputs are number of meals
served or number of bed nights.
Examples of Outcomes
Change in Knowledge: Jones fetal alcohol syndrome
classes have resulted in more individuals being aware of
the risks of drinking while pregnant.
Change in Behavior: Benatar’s After School Mentoring
Program has increased the number of youth who are
engaged citizens.
Change in Quality of Life: Sarah’s Financial Workshops
have increased the percentage of individuals who
experience financial stability.
Measuring Outcomes
Change in Knowledge: Jones fetal alcohol syndrome classes
have resulted in more individuals being aware of the risks of
drinking while pregnant.
• Public Health statistics of children born with FASD
• Follow up surveys
Change in Behavior: Benatar’s After School Mentoring Program
has increased the number of youth who are engaged citizens.
• Number of youth who vote or register to vote
• Volunteer projects youth participate in
Change in Quality of Life: Sarah’s Financial Workshops have
increased the percentage of individuals who experience
financial stability.
• Checking or savings accounts with $300 or more
• No reported usage of high interest loans or pawns
City of
Flagstaff
UWNA manages Community Health and Human Services for the
City of Flagstaff.
Purpose: “To provide financial assistance to non-profit
organizations to provide health or human services to
primarily low and moderate income residents of the City
of Flagstaff.”
City of
Flagstaff
• Public Safety
Increase visibility and availability of public safety
services through best practices and maximizing
resources, to prevent crime and fires.
• Community Sustainability
Encourage the community and operate the government in
a manner that sustains economic vitality,
environmental protection, and social inclusion so
that current and future residents and visitors may
enjoy the same or better quality of life.
• Family, Youth and Community
Improve opportunities for all members of our
community to actively participate, invest and feel a
part of a high quality of life community.
Coconino County
UWNA manages the Coconino County Social Services
Funds to nonprofit organizations in Coconino County.
Purpose: “To provide financial assistance to
non-profit organizations to provide health
or human services to primarily low and
moderate income residents of the Coconino
County.”
• Address how the Program serves Coconino
County’s most vulnerable residents
• Outreach services for diverse geographic
communities within Coconino County served
by the Program
Working Poor
Background: A.R.S. 43-1088 established a tax credit for
contributions to charitable organizations that provide assistance to
the working poor.
UWNA has established a special fund for the “working poor.”
Donors may designate their contribution to this fund. Under an
agreement with the Arizona Department of Revenue contributions
to this fund will qualify as a contribution to a “qualified charitable
organization.” To be eligible to receive funding from this targeted
care area an agency must complete a form certifying that they
meet the criteria outlined in A.R.S. 43-1088.
Working Poor
Agencies must certify that they spend 50% or more of its
total operating budget on providing “services” in Coconino,
Navajo or Apache Counties to only Arizona residents who
receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
benefits or are “low income individuals.”
For purposes of these funds “low income individuals” means
persons whose household income is less than 150% of the
federal poverty level and “services” means: cash assistance,
medical care, childcare, food, clothing, shelter, to meet
immediate basic needs.
UWNA Community Investment Fund
The UWNA Community Investment Fund is composed of
dollars raised during the annual campaign to improve
Education, Income and Health across Northern Arizona.
The goal of these funds is to invest in qualifying partners
that advance the Education, Income and Health goals of
UWNA for a three-year funding cycle.
UWNA Community volunteers review applications each
year and provide funding recommendations to the UWNA
Board of Directors for final funding decisions.
UWNA Community Investment Fund
To be considered for UWNA Community
Investment funding, programs must:
1. Align with one or more of United Way of
Northern Arizona’s goals under Education,
Income or Health,
2. Positively influence and work towards achieving at
least one Outcome, and
3. Utilize and have strong outcomes in at
least one Strategy.
Application Process
January 24 - RFP available at www.ctkodm.com/uwna
January - Required RFP Orientation
February 26 - Proposals due by 5:00 pm
March to April - Proposal Review Process
o February Initial screening by staff
o March Site Visits
o March Review by Community Investment teams
o March Review by CI Committee
o June Final decisions by Board of Directors
May - Preliminary award letters sent
July 1 - Funding begins
July 31 - Final Reports due for prior Funding Year
Thank
you!
Visit www.nazunitedway.org to learn more
Sarah Benatar, [email protected] or
(928) 773-9813
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United Way of Northern Arizona in Partnership with City of Flagstaff