United Way of the Bluegrass Meet Rachel. Supporting people at risk in our community is one of the many ways United Way helps people who need it. 2 United Way helps people. 3 Our mission: United Way of the Bluegrass works to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities. 4 Our Impact Statement United Way unites people from across the community to work together to identify and address the issues that matter most, change conditions and improve lives. Together, we do this by: •Raising awareness; •Raising money, goods and services; •Matching resources to needs; and •Creating initiatives to fill the gaps. 5 United Way understands that you really want to make a difference right here in the Bluegrass. We want to help you do that. 6 More than 28,000 donors and 1,000 companies support United Way of the Bluegrass. 7 The Community Impact Fund makes lasting change possible in Central Kentucky. 8 How is the Community Impact Fund invested? Together, we can create change that prevents problems from happening in the first place. 9 United Way of the Bluegrass invests in 251 programs to improve lives in the regional community. •60 programs promote positive youth development •34 programs focus on early childhood •30 programs help individuals and families succeed through help meeting basic needs •75 programs work to ensure the best health and safety of our community •20 programs teach skills and open opportunities to adults with disabilities or disadvantages •32 programs ensure that seniors are active and healthy. 10 United Way also improves lives through focused community-wide initiatives. 11 United Way also improves lives through focused community-wide initiatives. 12 Accountable. Efficient. Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance Recommendation for Charities USA Office of Personnel Management Recommendation for Charities 35¢ 25¢ Charity Navigator’s Highest Four Star Rating Recommendation for Charities 20¢ United Way of the Bluegrass 16¢ Administrative and Fundraising Costs Per Dollar 13 How do I get involved? Donate. Volunteer. Make a difference. 14 How do I get involved? Donate. Volunteer. Make a difference. Before Extreme Community Makeover After Extreme Community Makeover 15 How do I get involved? Donate. Volunteer. Make a difference. 16 For more information about United Way of the Bluegrass, log onto www.uwbg.org or call 859-233-4460.
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