Community Investment Volunteers meeting to research agencies in Manatee County.

As leaders of Manatee Mind Trust, United Way of Manatee creates thrivability in our county through impactful investments in our community, together with community members. Ask yourself –
 Have you been seeking a volunteer opportunity to hone your leadership skills?
 Are you willing to invest time in moving Manatee Mind Trust forward?
 Are you ready to make a difference in the lives of Manatee County residents by promoting thrivability?

If you answered “yes” to these questions, please consider applying to become a Community Investment Team (CIT) member. CIT members review applications for funding submitted by local non-profit agencies to help determine impactful investments in our community. If interested, click here to access the application.

UWMC Investment Application Guidelines

If you missed our information session, please download this powerpoint. It includes our investment priorities and our application process.

United Way of Manatee County Application Presentation


How It Works


Review Findings & Wrap-Up

(Mid May) Investment volunteers reconvene to discuss program assessments, site visit observations and to develop initial investment recommendations by Focus Area. Financial Review volunteers meet to share findings of agency financial assessments, make recommendations.

Volunteer Leadership Reviews

(June) Investment recommendations are reviewed and ratified by the volunteer leadership committee.

United Way Board of Directors Approval

(June) Recommendations presented to UWMC Board of Directors for approval

Thank you to the United Way of Greater Atlanta for the inspiration for this timeline