The policy was incorporated into the funding application packet sent to grant seekers as well as in the Memorandum of Agreement which is signed by each lead agency and its collaboration partners when they are selected to receive United Way funding.
The policy states that the recipient agencies will not “advocate, support or practice discrimination based on race, creed, color, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, veteran status, national origin, age or physical handicap”.
This policy does not prohibit any agency from operating specific programs based on age, gender, health, disability, or other characteristics designed to meet the specific needs of targeted populations. However, the program must be open to all people in those targeted areas.
Diversity and Inclusion Policy