(March) UWGA staff review proposals to ensure they are on time and complete.
(March-May) Volunteers review agency financials to ensure applicants are fiscally sound.
(March) Volunteers attend training in selected Focus Areas: Basic Needs, Education, Income, Health and Homelessness.
(April-May) Volunteers begin review of proposals by Focus Area. (15-20 pages per proposal)
(April-May) Investment Volunteers visit agencies, evaluate programs and determine a score and recommended grant amount.
(Mid-May) Investment volunteers reconvene to discuss program assessments, site visit observations and to develop initial funding recommendations by Focus Area. Financial Review volunteers meet to share findings of agency financial assessments and make recommendations.
(June) Funding recommendations are reviewed and ratified by two volunteer leadership committees.
(June) Recommendations are presented to UWGA Board of Directors for approval.
The estimated time commitment is between 15-36 hours.