DIVERSITY POLICY STATEMENT

Policy: It is the policy of the Grove City Area United Way to select volunteers, hire staff and provide local services which reflects the diversity of the residents of Grove City.

Procedure: United Way is committed to providing equal opportunity for all volunteers, employees and service recipients without regard to race, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or physical or mental ability. United Way promotes the full realization of this policy through the positive recognition of the value of diversity.

Diversity and Employment:

Grove City Area United Way is fully committed to assuring equal opportunity and equal consideration to all qualified applicants and employees in personnel matters including recruitment, hiring, training, promotions, salaries and other compensation, transfer and layoff or termination.

In the implementation of this policy, United Way will aggressively seek personnel for all levels within the organization without regard to race, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or physical or mental ability. The intent of this policy is to reflect the positive value of diversity in the community.

Diversity and Program Funding:

Grove City Area United Way is fully committed to the funding programs that provide equal opportunity and access for all, without regard to race, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or physical or mental ability.

In the implementation of this policy, United Way will continue to provide funding to programs that target underserved populations as identified through continuous community assessment. The intent of this policy is to provide funding to meet the needs of and support the diversity of our community.

Diversity and Volunteer Recruitment:

Grove City Area United Way is fully committed to the recruitment of volunteers to fill all volunteer positions within the organization without regard to race, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or physical or mental ability.

In the implementation of this policy, United Way will aggressively seek volunteers from the community who reflect and acknowledge the value of diversity, including but not limited to minority group members, women and the disabled.

Diversity and Service Delivery:

Grove City Area United Way is fully committed to the delivery and provision of service to meet the needs of the community as identified through a continuous assessment process.

In the implementation of this policy, United Way will grant program funding to those organizations which demonstrate the commitment to provide service without regard to race, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or physical or mental ability, or which have as their legitimate stated purpose or mission the servicing of specific population segments.

Responsibility:

In order to promote and value diversity, the active participation and support of all members of the organization will be required.