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Community Investment Process

Community Investment Process Overview

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The Community Investment Team (CIT), formed by local volunteers, analyze the most critical needs in each of the focus areas, (1) HEALTH, (2) CHILDHOOD SUCCESS, (3) YOUTH SUCCESS, and (4) FINANCIAL STABILITY.

Grayson County, TX Top 5 Community Needs


Availability/Access to Mental Health/Medical Providers and Facilities


The Need for Safe, Affordable Housing / Home Repairs


Educational Needs, both Job Training and Early Childhood


Basic Needs / Hunger and Food Insecurity


Transportation Issues, Especially On-Demand

Qualifying 501(c)(3) nonprofits may apply for program funding based on the visions and intended results in the four areas.The Community Investment Team volunteers review the program applications and participate in presentations by the partner agencies to learn precisely what their programs will do for the community, and how efficient and effective the partner agencies are at meeting the key community needs. After an in-depth review of the partner agencies regarding their programs, the Community Investment Team make their funding recommendations to the Community Impact Committee. The Community Impact Committee consists of local board members who analyze the Community Investment Team funding recommendations, approve and recommend to the United Way of Grayson County Board of Directors. The United Way of Grayson County Board of Directors has the final approval of the funding recommendations. Funded Partner Agencies are required to submit semi-annual reports on the progress of their program’s outcomes. This allows United Way of Grayson County to hold our partner agencies accountable for Grayson County and see the community impact of their programs.