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For Partners

YOU can help create change that lasts

Since 2011, United Way of Salt Lake has been building collective impact partnerships in schools, neighborhoods, and across our region. Together we have dramatically changed the social service and program delivery landscape of our communities. Today, more than 170 partners are committed to working together to get results at scale. We know that together, we can create change that no one organization working in isolation can do on their own.

BECOME A COLLECTIVE IMPACT PARTNER

United Way of Salt Lake works with over 170 partners to achieve its goals in the community using a rigorous collective impact and Results-Based Accountability approach to do so. Want to join us? Becoming a partner requires the following:

Common Agenda

Focused work on a community level outcome as measured by agreed upon indicators.

Dual Accountability

All partners must be comfortable holding themselves accountable to both program-level and population-level outcomes.

Shared Data and Continuous Improvement

Solving complex problems requires a team effort. This means partners must share program-level data to identify promising practices and experiment using the scientific method to get better results, faster.

"Yes" In Our Hearts

There is no silver bullet for closing the achievement gap, and while we all have ideas, the way forward is not certain. This means partners must approach the work with “Yes” in their heart, and embrace failing forward together.

Common Agenda

Focused work on a community level outcome as measured by agreed upon indicators.

Dual Accountability

All partners must be comfortable holding themselves accountable to both program-level and population-level outcomes.

Shared Data and Continuous Improvement

Solving complex problems requires a team effort. This means partners must share program-level data to identify promising practices and experiment using the scientific method to get better results, faster.

"Yes" In Our Hearts

There is no silver bullet for closing the achievement gap, and while we all have ideas, the way forward is not certain. This means partners must approach the work with “Yes” in their heart, and embrace failing forward together.

Community Support Grants

We continue to provide traditional, competitive grants for our community’s social safety net. These include Community Infrastructure Grants, Program Support Grants, and Advocacy Grants.

The Community Support Grant application is now closed for 2018, and will re-open January 2019. For any questions please contact our Grants Manager, Katherine Bark.

While UWSL invests in many of our collective impact partners, we do not have a traditional competitive application process for our collective impact grants. Investments are made based on partnership planning and the identification of gaps in our collective strategy.

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Become a United Way Corporate Partner

When companies build a culture of giving back, everyone wins. Your employees, customers, and business partners can combine efforts in ways that drive real, sustainable change -- the kind of change that does more than put a band-aid on socials problems. You can become part of the solution to solve major local, as well as global issues, like growing education gaps and poverty.

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Resources for Collective Impact

Every day, we ask ourselves, “what will it take to SOLVE large, complex social problems?” We know that it will take a distinct departure from funding programs in isolation, as well as working collaboratively towards shared goals and using data across partnerships. The following resources also help us explore answers to that important question:

StriveTogether
Annie E. Casey Foundation
Results Accountability
Stanford Social Innovation Review
United Way of Salt Lake Research and Reports

XMission