Greenwich United Way Announces 2018 Community Investment Process

Greenwich United Way will be launching their 2018-19 Community Investment Process (CIP) later this month. The application process will be open to all human services agencies serving Greenwich residents. Funding is scheduled to commence in February 2019.

The priority areas for this grant cycle are health, education, and self-sufficiency. In a letter to past Community Investment Process volunteers, Greenwich United Way CEO, David Rabin, wrote, “We continue to make improvements to our process to best address the issues identified by our needs assessment. Like any process, it needs to evolve to meet the goals it is targeted to achieve, which is to ensure every member of our community has the opportunity to be healthy, educated and self-sufficient.”

Each year, volunteers serving on the Community Investment Process committee review grant applications from human services agencies that serve Greenwich residents. The process involves reviewing grant proposals from local agencies and visiting program sites. Following this intensive dive into the financials, applications and other data, trained volunteers use their knowledge and expertise to recommend funding to the Greenwich United Way Board of Directors. The Community Investment Process is guided by the research of local needs as published in Greenwich United Way Needs Assessment Report and Executive Summary. Past volunteers had this to say about their experience working on the Community Investment Process:

“I grateful to Greenwich United Way for including me in this year’s Community Investment Process. It was my first time volunteering and I found the work incredibly interesting and personally rewarding.” – Caitlin McLaughlin Lischick

“I have participated in the Community Investment Process the last two years and I think it is such a fabulous way to learn about Greenwich and the Greenwich United Way, in particular – so I have really been talking it up with friends who are interested in volunteering in our community. I also think it is such a great fit with local stay-at-home moms who are looking for meaningful things to do in the few hours we have free in the mornings.” – Graci Lockhart Djuranovic, Greenwich United Way Board Member

Greenwich United Way CEO, David Rabin, Greenwich United Way Board member, Donna Byrnes, and Greenwich United Way Director of Community Impact, Rob Moore, will lead the volunteer orientation and training later this month. All volunteers are required to attend one session. Dates are as follows: Friday, September 21, 2018, 9:30-11am, Monday, September 24, 2018, 5:30-7pm and Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 8:30am-10am.

For more information or to volunteer to be involved in the Community Investment Process, please contact the Director of Community Impact, Rob Moore, by phone at (203) 612-9587 or email (

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About Greenwich United Way
The Greenwich United Way (GUW) shares a name with approximately 1,200 other similar organizations across the nation, although the Greenwich, Connecticut division is a privately incorporated, locally governed, nonprofit agency. As a volunteer-driven organization, the Greenwich United Way exists to help identify and address the health, educational and self-sufficiency needs specific to its local community and to create and affect meaningful, lasting solutions. Through various fundraising efforts and on-going research, the organization is able to directly grant the funds necessary to accomplish this goal. The Greenwich United Way also invests in and conducts collaborative efforts to address broad-based community needs with partnering nonprofit agencies. Visit Greenwich United Way online to learn more ( Instagram @GreenwichUnitedWay Twitter @GreenwichUW #WeAreGreenwich

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