The Washtenaw Coordinated Funders are a collaboration of the Office of Community Development (representing the City of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, and Washtenaw Urban County), the United Way of Washtenaw County, and the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation.
What is “Coordinated Funding?”
The Washtenaw Coordinated Funders seek to better coordinate our funding of human service programs in Washtenaw County around shared priorities. This effort involves better sharing of information among us, closer work with local nonprofits to establish common community goals, and increased cooperation in our funding decisions.
Where can I obtain the evaluation report of the Coordinated Funding model?
- We are pleased to share with you the findings from the evaluation of the Coordinated Funding model. Over the course of 2012, a process evaluation was conducted by an independent third party evaluation firm, TCC Group, to identify areas of strength as well as areas for improvement with the model.
- Click here to download a copy of the April 2013 Evaluation Report of the Coordinated Funding Model
What are the Anticipated Benefits of Coordinated Funding?
We believe using a more coordinated approached will strengthen our community by:
- supporting shared, community-wide strategies
- reducing gaps and redundancies
- focusing the attention of donors, funders, policy-makers, and nonprofit service providers on outcomes
- stretching community resources to the greatest extent possible
Questions, Concerns, and Feedback
We welcome your ongoing engagement in this new process! To discuss any questions, concerns, or feedback, you may contact any of us:
- Debbie Jackson from the United Way of Washtenaw County (lead agency for Phase 1 – Planning & Coordination)
- Mary Jo Callan from the Office of Community Development (lead agency for Phase 2 – Program Operations)
- Neel Hajra from the Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation (lead agency for Phase 3 – Capacity-Building)