Understanding the Allocation Process

How Your Donated Dollars Are Distributed to Local Agencies

People reviewing applicationsUnited Way of Broward County fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in our community. We fight for those who are working hard and falling short. We support existing programs by allocating funds to those programs that are doing great work in the community, and create in-house programs where there are gaps in services.

In all, donations to United Way of Broward County support more than 100 local programs throughout our community.

So, how does United Way of Broward County determine what types of programs and which agencies receive your donated dollars?  

For each impact area (health, education and financial stability), United Way of Broward County reviews assessments of local needs and identifies the focus for “Request for Application” (RFA). Volunteers who are experts in particular impact areas are identified, recommended and approved by United Way of Broward County staff to evaluate submitted proposals. Local organizations have the opportunity to submit proposals, make presentations and answer questions from the volunteers, who then review and rate proposals and make recommendations for funding. After a review by United Way of Broward County staff, our Board of Directors makes the final decisions and allocations, and donor dollars are invested to help make Broward County a better community for all.

The allocation process runs on a three-year cycle. The most recent allocation process began in January 2019, with executed contracts for Education and Financial Stability programs beginning July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2022.  The allocation cycle for Health programs begins in January 2020, with executed contracts beginning July 1, 2020 and ending June 30, 2023.

All contracts are renewed annually to ensure continued program success.

Click here to see our current list of funded partners and programs.


Financial Stability