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Communities and organizations across the United States are moving toward this concept of impact in order to achieve measurable results. Our mission is to unite Southwest Louisiana to address our human needs. In doing so, we will identify important issues while continuing to fund local organizations that improve community conditions. Creating lasting changes in community conditions is challenging and requires each community to work together to be successful.
United Way of Southwest Louisiana has helped people for more than seventy-nine years. Through hurricanes, economic downturns, unforeseen losses and more, Southwest Louisiana has trusted United Way to provide monetary and voluntary assistance in times of need. As a community united, we have done just that. We've created a safety net, but it’s not enough. For our community to move forward we must continue to move people and families to positions of lasting independence.
In order to meet the most critical needs in our community, only funding requests for programs that target the at-risk population will be considered.
Our mission is to unite Southwest Louisiana to address our human needs. In doing so, we will identify important issues while continuing to fund local organizations that improve community conditions. Creating lasting changes in community conditions is challenging and requires each community to work together to be successful. The Community Impact Business Model includes:
The application process begins with an online Letter of Intent (LOI).
Before applying for funding, please make sure your organization meets the below requirements:
e-CImpact is United Way of Southwest Louisiana's
online community impact management system for agencies
and Community Impact Division volunteers.
United Way of Southwest Louisiana is dedicated to improving community conditions by targeting and investing resources in at-risk populations. When considering the definition of at-risk, one must first understand that at-risk reflects a chance of or probability; it does not imply certainty. In addition, at-risk is a somewhat generic term, defined in different ways by different agencies and public bodies. Ultimately, United Way SWLA must decide how to define at-risk populations for planning and response; therefore the following factors are considered possible indicators of potential barriers:
By targeting the needs and challenges of the at-risk population, United Way SWLA and its partner agencies can significantly impact our community and help ensure that all individuals and families achieve their human potential through education, income stability and healthy lives.
For over 79 years, United Way of Southwest Louisiana has been committed to building strong, successful families and strengthening our community.
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