Community Investment Volunteers

Finding the Best Investments

Each year, volunteers oversee the distribution of United Way dollars through an annual process called Community Investment.

These volunteers donate their time to review funding requests from local programs hoping to receive United Way support. They carefully assess grant applications, meet with agency directors, and when possible visit agency facilities to get a firsthand look at the programs and staff behind the operation. Partner agencies' financial documents and fiscal health are also reviewed and analyzed by volunteers who are Certified Public Accountants or other financial professionals. 

Funding recommendations made by Community Investment Volunteers are reviewed by a Community Investment Committee that submits a final funding proposal to United Way of Kankakee and Iroquois Counties' Board of Directors. The Board approves the proposal and distribution of funds for partner agencies' specific programs.

Become a Community Investment Volunteer

Help determine how funds are distributed to Partner Agencies.

If you are interested in participating in Community Investment, please fill out the interest form below.

2021 Community Investment Volunteer Interest Form

2021 Community Investment Volunteer Expectations

Forms need to be submitted by Monday, March 1. A maximum number of volunteers can be accepted, and we try to balance the number of volunteers from any given company, so the earlier we receive an application, the greater the chance of it being accepted.