Our Charity of Preference

Our Charity of Preference

We were asked recently why the United Way of Southeastern Idaho is our charity of preference. The answer is simple. It seems that we, like many other people, are being asked almost daily for a contribution to something.  No doubt, the need is great, perhaps greater now than we have ever seen and we want to help.    But we can't say yes to everyone and additionally, we want our contributions to be going to places that are well run and addressing core needs. And we certainly don’t have a good way of determining those things. 

 

Tim and Sheri Forhan

Tim and Sheri Forhan

 

We researched this problem and have found the United Way of Southeastern Idaho has a rigorous process for allocating funds.  They assure organizations who receive funding are well run and contributions are going where they can do great good. They are thoughtful up front and they also assure some accountability on the back end.  In addition, we like that the United Way of Southeastern Idaho provides leadership assistance to other organizations and is thoughtful about allocating between providing tactical relief and addressing root causes, targeting to reduce issues before they get started.

 

In a nutshell, the United Way is our charity of choice because they make it easy to contribute and they do a good job assuring contributions are being well utilized.  

 


Tim Forhan is the president of 3rdGEAR LLC