Community Investment Councils

Inclusive, High-Impact Grant-making:

Our Strategic Plan’s goal in Community Impact, defined the way that we would steward donor dollars to support high-impact programs in Waco-McLennan County, using the Impact Framework and new guiding Values as guides.

Our Strategic Plan’s goal in Community Engagement, defined the way we would continue to authentically engage community partners, donors, organizations, experts and residents in a meaningful and inclusive way, including through a new volunteer-led, Community Investment Council grant review process. Community Investment Councils (CICs) provide grant application review and funding recommendations for the United Way of Waco-McLennan County. The CICs are responsible for ensuring donor contributions are invested effectively in local programs committed to high-impact outcomes.  There are four Community Investment Councils, one to align with each Impact Framework (focus area): Education, Health, Financial Stability, and Safety Net Services.  Together, these goals formed the basis of our new, competitive grant-making process.

Demographics of Community Investment Council Members


LAST YEAR IN MCLENNAN COUNTY. UNITED WAY FUNDED PARTNER PROGRAMS PROVIDED:
20,549
low-income children access to
Early Childhood Education
classes and quality afterschool and summer programs
33,753
low/uninsured families with access to
Medical Screenings and Health Exams
as well as prescription assistance and other therapy needs
150,498
children, adults, and families with
Meals and Bags of Groceries
over 46,000 eligible children, adults and families
4,602
low-income pregnant girls and women
Pregnancy Related Care Needs
including prenatal care, resource assistance, and parenting classes
22,344
families and individuals with
Family and Domestic Violence Care
including access to shelters, resource counseling, and case management