Program Investment

Apply for Funding

This past year, we engaged more than 750 community members from the 10-Parish Capital Area in meaningful conversations. They shared their hopes, dreams and aspirations for the community. They talked about some of the current challenges we are facing and the solutions that we need to focus on in order to make the greatest impact. With these community conversations in mind, we developed a plan for our future. 

We plan to invest up to $3.4 million dollars in eleven priority areas that were identified during our community conversations.

In July 2018, we will release our Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to health and human services organizations within our 10-Parish service area.  We seek to partner with year-round programs that have collected at least 12 months of data and align with our priority areas. Programs that are awarded funding will receive three years of funding beginning July 1, 2019.

If your agency or organization is interested in applying for funding, please click here to complete an interest form. We will send you the link to the NOFO when it is released.

Sign Up to Be a Program Investment Volunteer

United Way utilizes Program Investment Volunteers to review and evaluate funding applications to ensure proper stewardship of donor dollars and alignment with community needs. Our Program Investment Volunteers make critical decisions, implement solutions and work to discover how we can collectively make permanent change throughout our 10-Parish community. After evaluating programs requesting United Way funds, our Program Investment Volunteers make allocation recommendations to the United Way Board of Directors.

Are you interested in becoming a Program Investment Volunteer? Click here to sign up and get more information.