Neighborhood Impact

Imagine how communities could progress if neighborhood leaders were trusted to define and decide on the best ideas to support their community’s opportunities and solutions to its challenges.


United Way of the Greater Triangle’s newest funding strategy looks to neighborhood experts in addition to existing nonprofits to define what is right and wrong in their communities and decide on the systemic solutions needed within distinct Triangle neighborhoods.

Neighborhood Impact has developed People, Place, and Proximity models to guide funding decisions and innovate existing systems of investment, community engagement, and storytelling.


The following outcomes will be measured across each model:


Shifting power in definition and decision-making

Amplifying lived experience as expertise

Restoring community autonomy through reimagined systems