United Way of Southeast Alaska - Partner Eligibility Criteria
In order to be included for nonprofit partnership with United Way of Southeast Alaska for the 2018-2019 campaign year, an organization must meet all eligibility requirements, as described below. A nonprofit organization’s affiliation or partnership with UWSEAK is at the sole discretion of UWSEAK, and we reserve the right to exclude from partnership any organization that fails to demonstrate and maintain sound organizational management practices, adequate capacity to deliver programs and services, or appropriate stewardship of resources.
- Be Incorporated, Not-for-Profit & IRS Tax Exempt: Agencies receiving United Way dollars must be not-for-profit organizations that have been declared tax exempt by the Internal Revenue Service and have a 501(c)3 status and had that status affirmed within the past two years.
- Provide Community Services Based on Documented Needs: The agency/program should provide health, education and/or social services that address an identifiable current need or issue in the community within Southeast Alaska.
- Affirm a Non-Discrimination Policy: United Way agencies must have an up-to-date non-discrimination policy. United Way prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability or religion.
- Establish & Maintain a Counterterrorism Policy: United Way agencies must meet the federal guidelines for a counterterrorism policy.
- Maintain Active, Rotating Volunteer Leadership that Represents the Diversity of Southeast Alaska: The agency’s Board of Directors or governing body should consist of volunteers who participate in the policy making processes, strive to represent the diverse elements of the community, recruit new members on a planned basis, and meet at least quarterly.
- Practice Sound Financial & Program Management: It is critical that United Way partner agencies demonstrate the ability to manage their programs and services in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, found in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Guide. The agency must provide copies of its annual budget, Tax Returns, and audit or independent financial review prepared by an independent certified public accountant or accounting firm. The agency must also practice sound outcome measurements and report these statistics annually.