Become A Member/Affiliate Agency

United Way of Bucks County’s Member & Affiliate Agencies undergo a rigorous process to ensure they meet high standards of quality.

A volunteer led panel of CPA’s review the financial statements and IRS 990’s of all member and affiliate agencies.  Community Investment Committees (comprised entirely of volunteers) examine objectives and outcomes of programs for which funding is requested. Our amazing volunteers ensure that we fund programs with excellent  income to expense ratios and a focus on sustainable change in the community.

As part of the funding decision making process, agencies respond to United Way’s Community Investment Plan. This document is the result of hundreds of hours of needs assessment and analysis of Bucks County’s most pressing issues. This is the document that lets the community know what we will invest in over the next two years.

United Way’s funding plan seeks outcomes based solutions to important community issues. Over 5 months time, scores of United Way volunteers and subject matter experts prioritize and match program requests against the plan.

Once grants have been made, as they were recently, the volunteers switch to an evaluative mode. Over the course of the 2-year investments, they review periodic progress reports, and perform personal site visits, all with the mind set of maximizing the impact of the donor dollar.

All of this is done primarily by a dedicated group of UW Bucks Board Members and community volunteers. This enables United Way of Bucks County to be one of the most efficiently run organizations by any standard.

If your organization is interested in becoming a member or affiliate agency, please contact Marissa Christie at

To learn more about our current member agencies, visit