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Based in Lewiston, Maine, the United Way of Androscoggin County has been proudly serving the local community since 1932. Enacting our mission to increase the organized capacity of people in Androscoggin County to care for one another, United Way of Androscoggin County leads and supports strategic initiatives that work to identify the root causes of community-wide problems and brings collective community resources together to implement long-lasting solutions.
Serving first those who suffer most
Emmaus H.O.M.E. (Homeworkers Organized for More Employment) established in 1970 as a craft cooperative, is a multifaceted organization involved in economic reconstruction and social rehabilitation. In its 30+ years of existence, it has grown from the single retail store where home crafters could sell their goods into a small community offering jobs, food, education, temporary shelter and home ownership to people and families in need. Emmaus H.O.M.E. has seen from its beginning days that although the ownership of a home is of fundamental importance to a family, other services are needed to ensure family stability and foster self-esteem. In response to these needs, its activities have grown to include: five shelters, a food bank soup kitchen, recovery barn and thrift store, Abby's Attic, and desktop publishing.
The United Way of Mid Coast Maine works to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities. We help connect people to services in our community through 2-1-1 Maine and connect people to volunteer opportunities throughout our region. We also work in creative ways to improve local people's education, financial stability, and health. Council members also work with others in our local communities to address root causes and prevent problems before they start.
Founded in 1952, Monadnock United Way is an autonomous and independent organization governed by a Board of community members. Our accountability is to our local volunteers and donors. Decisions on which programs to fund and all other operating and policy decisions are made here in the Monadnock Region. Although Monadnock United Way is best known for conducting an annual campaign which provides funding for needed services to people in the region, community building represents an equally major effort. Monadnock United Way collaborates with a variety of partners to help identify and address emerging issues and specific human service needs. These partners include social service providers, foundations, local government, education and the medical community.
Here at Granite United Way, we are committed to investing in the areas of the community with the most critical needs - education, income and health. By focusing on these investment initiatives, we are helping people in a new way; we are breaking negative cycles and tackling the root causes of problems to create lasting change. On July 1, 2010, the former United Ways known as Heritage United Way, United Way of Merrimack County, Upper Valley United Way and the North Country United Way officially merged to form Granite United Way. On February 1, 2012 the former United Way of Northern New Hampshire became part of Granite United Way. Inspired by the strength demonstrated in the previous mergers, on January 1, 2013 the former Lakes Region United Way officially joined Granite United Way.
Founded in 1922, United Way of Greater Plymouth County's mission is to unite people, ideas and resources to improve lives. Our purpose is to assure by means of Citizen Leadership and action, that the people of the greater Plymouth County area are provided with an efficient and effective network of human care services which is capable of meeting documented community needs. We envision a safe, healthy and well educated community where peoples' needs are met effectively, respectfully and compassionately.
Founded in 1920, the United Way of Central Massachusetts' mission is to inspire and mobilize the caring power of our community to ensure that children, youth, families and those in need have the opportunity to become self-sufficient and successful members of society. United Way of Central Massachusetts has played a critical role in the local community by helping those in need. As community leaders, we convene local resources - donors, volunteers, partners and agencies to address the most critical human needs, and create a positive, measurable impact in the community. Our impact areas include: ensuring children's readiness for school; supporting positive youth development; and helping people most in need.
United Way of Greater Fall River improves lives by mobilizing caring people to invest in the community where their resources are needed most. In addition to providing much-needed funding to a variety of health & human service agencies in Greater Fall River, we also provide direct services to the area through our Community Service Division.
We influence the condition of all.
United Way of Greater New Bedford brings people from all across the region - local businesses, volunteer groups, nonprofits and concerned citizens - together to tackle community issues. It takes everyone in our community working together to create a brighter future. United Way of Greater New Bedford is one of over 1,300 independent, self-governing United Way organizations throughout the United States and is overseen by a local Board of Directors.
Local Insights. Lasting Results
Founded in 1933, The Greenwich United Way will deepen the community's understanding of local needs and services, create meaningful solutions, and inspire all who can to help all who need. The Greenwich United Way mobilizes the community in strategic efforts to identify and address critical human service needs. The Greenwich United Way achieves measurable and sustainable results through comprehensive planning, efficient fundraising, and effective investment in the community.
Your community. Your news.
The mission of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven is to lead, build, strengthen and renew a dynamic local Jewish community and to provide support and caring for Jewish people in our community, Israel and worldwide. The Jewish Federation will strive to be the central organization and resource for communal planning, outreach and Jewish education. The Federation will endeavor: to raise the necessary funds to fulfill its mission; to support its beneficiary agencies, synagogues and other local and national organizations; and to represent the concerns and needs of our constituents in the Jewish and general Greater New Haven community, Israel and worldwide.
Founded in 1962, United Way of Southeastern Connecticut (UWSECT) seeks to change our community by helping people in need through responsible use of donations. At UWSECT, community investment is the work we do. It is where the money goes and how it is distributed. It is collaboration and committee work, plus it is funding of a multi-million dollar network of 71 other partner programs run at over 29 health and human service agencies. UWSECT supports an exclusive network of quality health and human service programs which work together to provide a holistic approach to a stronger community. Though all efforts are interwoven to some extent, programs are categorized as one of four target areas: community wellness, thriving children, basic needs, and economic sustainability and independence.
Unifying the Jewish community
Founded in 1972, the United Jewish Federation (UJF) of Greater Stamford, New Canaan and Darien is committed to unifying the Jewish community through planning and coordination of community resources, support of Jewish education for all ages, a strong fundraising campaign and judicious allocations. Central to UJF's mission is a community built on the Jewish ideal of tzedakah: charity, righteousness and social justice. Our support for the programs of our local agencies and the humanitarian work of the United Jewish Communities throughout the world enriches local, national and international Jewish life.
The power of community
Guided by our Jewish values of Tzedakah (righteous giving), Chesed (loving kindness) and Tikun Olam (repairing the world), we work together to meet vital needs at home, in Israel and around the world, and to cultivate a vibrant and inclusive Jewish community, now and for future generations.
Your center for Jewish philanthropy
The UJA Federation of Greenwich is committed to the preservation, enrichment and continuity of the Jewish people and to the enhancement of Jewish life in Greenwich, North America, Israel, and throughout the world. Central to our mission is a community built on the Jewish ideal of tzedakah: charity, righteousness and social justice. It is our support for local programs, agencies and the humanitarian work of the United Jewish Communities, that enriches local, national and international Jewish life.
Our community. Our future.
Fifth Avenue Committee, (FAC) is a community-based organization in lower Park Slope and South Brooklyn. We are neighbors working together for a vibrant, diverse community where all residents have genuine opportunities to achieve their goals, as well as the power to shape the community's future. FAC's mission is to advance social and economic justice in South Brooklyn. We develop and manage affordable housing and community facilities, create economic opportunities, organize residents and workers, offer student-centered adult education and combat displacement caused by gentrification.
Established in the 1950s, United Way of Long Island and its community partners work together to create lasting change in people's lives and in our communities. Our experience tells us that the best way to help people is to bring communities together to tackle primary causes of problems. Here on Long Island, United Way partners with community leaders, businesses, labor unions, government and nonprofits to advance the common good by focusing on: improving access to health care, supporting children and youth, reducing hunger, and assisting neighbors in need. We have distributed more than $250 million to support Long Islanders in need over the years.
The mission of the United Way of Monmouth County is to improve the lives of people in Monmouth County by mobilizing the caring power of our community. We build a better life for all in Monmouth County by advancing the common good in education, income and health. We will achieve this by collaborating with diverse community partners, being the leaders in gathering and investing resources to create lasting change, communicating measurable results and promoting our strategies and achievements, and identifying and advocating for underlying causes in health and human services.
Building hope with homes
Paterson Habitat for Humanity is the Passaic County affiliate for Habitat For Humanity. We build houses in partnership with lower income families in attempt to end poverty housing. We have been building houses in Paterson for 30 years. Families buy their houses from Habitat after completing sweat equity hours, homeowner training requirements and paying 1% of the purchase price along with closing costs. The houses are sold at no profit, and Paterson Habitat finances a zero-interest mortgage.
Working for Smart Growth: More Livable Places and Open Spaces
New Jersey Future is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that brings together concerned citizens and leaders to promote responsible land-use policies. The organization employs original research, analysis and advocacy to build coalitions and drive land-use policies that help revitalize cities and towns, protect natural lands and farms, provide more transportation choices beyond cars, expand access to safe and affordable neighborhoods and fuel a prosperous economy.
We make help happen when it's needed most.
Bergen County's United Way has served our community for 52 years. We fulfill our mission by providing help that is direct, concrete and timely to the most vulnerable residents in our community and by developing programs and financial resources that address unmet needs. Our operating costs, at only 9%, are half those of many other nonprofits, which means your contribution goes directly to help people in concrete and vital ways. Our services include:- 2-1-1: the United Way's 24-hour statewide service answering every call or click for help, 24 hours a day. It is a system that is free and easy to use - think 9-1-1 emergencies, 2-1-1 everything else. - The Compassion Fund: direct financial assistance to help when no one else can to ensure that the most basic needs are met for people in crisis. - Housing Works: helping neighbors build communities with the creation of new and affordable housing for low income families, senior citizens and adults with special needs.
For 90 years, United Way of York County has worked in our community to improve people lives. We started out as The York Welfare Federation, an organization that raised funds on behalf of 17 member agencies. As the United Way of York County; the mission of raising community funds remains the same, but our strategies have broadened in order to meet the growing and changing needs of people living in York County. United Way has adapted over the years and now collaborates with other public and private organizations to engage the community in addressing the complex issues facing York County. By developing initiatives that get at the root causes of these issues, United Way and its partners find solutions and fund programs that improve the lives of people in York County.
Preserving Italian American culture and improving lives
The Sons of Italy Foundation (SIF) is the philanthropic arm of the Order Sons of Italy in America (OSIA), the oldest and largest organization for men and women of Italian heritage in the United States. The SIF was founded in 1959 as a private, grant-making institution with the purpose of preserving Italian American culture, encouraging educational excellence among Italian Americans and improving lives in other areas. The main focuses of the SIF's charitable giving include: educational programs and scholarships, cultural preservation and advancement, medical research, disaster relief and special projects. The SIF also awards grants to organizations that preserve and advance Italian culture in the United States. To date, the SIF has given more than $93 million to these efforts.
Ensuring that every person has the opportunity for success and a secure and healthy life
In 1991, The Urban Affairs Partnership and the Philadelphia Urban Coalition merged to create the Greater Philadelphia Urban Affairs Coalition (GPUAC). GPUAC unites government, business, neighborhoods, and individual initiative to improve the quality of life in the region, build wealth in urban communities, and solve emerging issues. GPUAC carries out this mission through policy development, program implementation, and professional services.
United Way of Warren County, Ohio works to improve lives by connecting people, organizations and resources to meet the needs of the community. We have been hard at work doing just that since we were founded in 1970. For over 40 years we have been improving lives by providing the local resources needed by local social service agencies to serve local people. The local resources we mobilize to help local people includes an annual fundraising campaign that now generates over $1.9 million each year.
United Way of Northern New Mexico's mission is to engage human and financial resources to improve the quality of life of the people in the communities we serve in Northern New Mexico. Founded in 1954, United Way of Northern New Mexico currently provides funding to eighteen health and human service organizations. We focus our efforts in these critical areas: nurturing children and youth; strengthening families; improving health and healing; and enhancing the lives of our elders.
Since 1984, United Way of Kentucky has been serving local communities by assisting local United Ways to build healthier, safer and more caring communities across the Commonwealth. As a focused team of leaders, United Way of Kentucky will align resources and work to advance Education, Income and Health. We envision Kentuckians united to give, advocate and volunteer to advance the common good for all.
Together we do extraordinary things
Every day of every year the Jewish Federation of the Desert works with hundreds of local, national and international agencies to transform lives and deliver hope, dignity and comfort to millions of people at home, in Israel and around the world - ordinary people facing extraordinary needs even in ordinary times. Our Federation-supported programs and agencies restore hope and mend the lives of our most vulnerable - the elderly, the homeless, the under-educated, victims of abuse and violence, and others in need. Through strategic endeavors, they support a spectrum of crucial social services including counseling, group therapy, special needs programs, emergency food assistance, mentoring/literacy programs and risk intervention. We also inspire Jewish families to connect to the Jewish community by supporting a vast array of programs - early childhood centers, day schools, after-school activities, teen programs, Hillels, adult education and Israel experiences.
The United Way of Forsyth County leads in uniting the community to bring together resources to identify and effectively address our community's most vital human needs. We mobilize our community to effectively address these needs; realize a high level of community support; and help to make Winston-Salem and Forsyth County an exceptional place to live and work. Our focus areas are strengthening families and children; increasing self-sufficiency and independence; building safer communities; and improving health and well-being. We have moved away from our focus on the number of people served and now concentrate on the results being achieved through the services being provided to the clients.
With roots tracing back to 1911, United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg leads the way to solutions for a better community. We accomplish this by: providing community leadership, developing solutions, and raising and leveraging funds for impact. Our goal is to create lasting changes that prevent problems from happening in the first place and it takes everyone in the community working together to reach this goal. We bring together people from all across the community - government, business, faith groups, nonprofits, the labor movement and ordinary citizens - to tackle the issues. United Way advances the common good by focusing on the building blocks of a good life: education, income, and health.
The United Way of Lackawanna and Wayne Counties brings together people and resources from across the community to tackle the issues that matter most. Whether that means forging partnerships, advocacy, fundraising, grant writing or bringing people together around focused issues. The United Way advances the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for all. Our focus is on education, income, and health--the essential building blocks for a good quality of life for each one of us. United Way recruits people and organizations who bring the passion, expertise and resources we need to get things done.
The United Way of the Laurel Highlands is working to advance the common good by focusing on the building blocks for a good life - Education, Income and Health. United Way agencies serve one out of every three families in Cambria and Somerset Counties by connecting those who need help with the right services and support. Victims of domestic violence are given shelter and the strength they need to build a new life. At-risk youth receive mentoring and guidance to make better life choices. Seniors find caring and support. Families in crisis find housing, food, and a helping hand. Our major focus is to create long-lasting changes that prevent problems from happening in the first place. We bring together people from all across the community to tackle the issues. We all win when a child succeeds in school, when a family becomes financially stable, and when people have good health.
Vision: To serve as a non-profit leader in Centre County capable of promoting and organizing collaborative response to human service challenges such that every citizen has access to a secure future.Mission:To improve lives by prioritizing needs and mobilizing human and financial resources to positively impact the education, financial stability and physical and emotional health of our neighbors.
GIVE. ADVOCATE. VOLUNTEER. LIVE UNITED.
Our Mission: To meet human service needs and find long-term solutions in the Dayton region by engaging the greatest number of donors, leaders, and volunteers and partnering to advance the common good. Our Vision: To be a national model for community engagement generating financial and voluntary contributions to meet local needs and make lasting improvement to our quality of life.
Ohio United Way is the voluntary state association of United Ways across Ohio. Representing local United Ways around the state, the association works to promote the public policy interest of our members, provides them with educational opportunities and leads statewide initiatives designed to improve Ohio communities. Ohio's greatest community challenges cannot be solved by money alone. Today, United Ways are building upon their greatest resource to improve community conditions: the power of community collaboration. Local United Ways build productive relationships between philanthropists, the business community, the nonprofit community and the public sector to identify and implement solutions to community needs.
Founded in 1920, Butler County United Way works to connect resources to important community needs. We are dedicated to advancing the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for all people. We serve the Fairfield, Hamilton, New Miami, Ross, and West Chester areas in Butler County. From the very beginning, we have been devoted to strengthening our communities one person at a time by partnering with local service providers and creating solutions to our county's needs.
Through Shelter We Empower
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton (OH) has been in existence since 1984. It is the oldest Habitat affiliate in the state of Ohio. Habitat works in partnership with God and people from all walks of life to develop communities building and renovating houses so that there are decent and affordable homes in safe communities where families can live and grow. Habitat for Humanity serves as a hand up, not a handout, for low-income, hardworking families in Montgomery and Greene Counties (OH). Once accepted into the program, our "Partner Families" work alongside our many volunteers to build their house. They put in 275 to 550 hours of "sweat equity" before earning their home, which is then sold to them on an affordable, interest-free mortgage. Partner families make a down payment toward the purchase of their home.
Changing lives with homes
Habitat for Humanity of Summit County, established in 1986, builds and renovates homes in partnership with qualified families and is dedicated to making housing available in local communities for families in need. Programs range from providing micro-loans and labor to help fix up neighborhood houses to engaging young people ages 5 to 25 in advocacy, volunteering and fundraising to help end poverty housing and build homes in their own communities.
With roots tracing back to 1884, it is the purpose of the United Way of Greater Lima to mobilize and stimulate the interest and participation of the citizens of Greater Lima on behalf of worthy nonprofit charitable, health, welfare, or allied purpose organizations. The United Way of Greater Lima solicits, receives, and distributes contributions for partner agencies based on a volunteer review of programs, finances, performance, and the improvement of lives in Allen County. The United Way works in collaboration with government, business and community partners to better the lives of children and families, and to raise awareness of community needs and available services.
Shelby County United Way, Inc. conducts an annual fundraising campaign to provide funding to human service organizations in Shelby County. Our mission is to continually identify, evaluate and make possible the human services needed in our community. We strive to promote the values of compassion, integrity, community, leadership, service and volunteerism in our organization and in the areas that we serve. The vision of the Shelby County United Way is to lead collaborative efforts in building a better community.
The mission of United Way of Hancock County is to "measurably improve people's lives." Our work is based on the provision of safety net services to meet crisis needs while also working on long-term solutions in the areas of education, income, and health. These are the building blocks for a good life--a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement, and good health and well-being for a more productive life.
Since 1922, the United Way of Elkhart County has been creating long-lasting changes by addressing the underlying causes of problems. We don't just address the symptoms of a problem. We go deeper to get at the underlying causes. To us Living United means being a part of the change. It takes everyone in the community working together to create a brighter future. Together, we can accomplish more than any single group can on its own.
Empowering the next generation of nonprofit leaders
Goodcity was founded in 1986 by Rev. William (Bud) Ipema as MidAmerica Leadership Foundation around the idea that many community leaders have the drive and faith commitment to make a difference, but lack the skills and access to resources that can make their visions real. Goodcity addresses that deficit by providing consultation, financial management and skills training for local leaders - empowering residents to address local needs efficiently and effectively. The mission of Goodcity is to support emerging neighborhood and faith-based programs which promote self-sufficiency, hope, and a sense of purpose in the lives of individuals in under-resourced communities.
Empowering women towards entrepreneurship and economic self-sufficiency
The Women's Business Development Center (WBDC) is the oldest, largest, most comprehensive, and successful women's business assistance center in the United States. We're nationally and internationally recognized for our responsive, innovative, and effective programs and advocacy efforts. We deliver business services and financial assistance to empower women towards entrepreneurship and economic self-sufficiency. Since our founding in 1986, we've grown from a two-person operation to a national leader in women's economic development with a budget of $2.2 million. Over the years, we've assisted more than 55,000 women in the greater Chicago area, helped establish 14 additional women's business assistance centers in six states in the U.S., and continue to be credited for programs and policies that impact women's economic development across the nation and globally.
Dedicated to serving the communities in South Minneapolis
Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation opened in 1993 as a faith-based, community development organization dedicated to serving the communities in South Minneapolis. The mission of Urban Ventures is to build successful community within the city by: developing youth leadership; strengthening families; and creating meaningful work opportunities. The programs of Urban Ventures serve more than 2,500 youth and adults each year. Urban Ventures' comprehensive approach to healing the community is woven into all of our programs. It is our goal to touch the head, the heart, and the hurt of each individual who walks through our doors. Our holistic efforts take the form of educational programs, empowerment groups, mentoring, and other important collaborations with community partners.
Founded in 1921, the Heart of Illinois United Way brings together people from business, labor, government, health and human services to address our community's needs. Money raised through the Heart of Illinois United Way campaign stays in our community funding programs and services in Marshall, Peoria, Putnam, Stark, Tazewell and Woodford Counties. We focus on these key issues: education-related programs, income-related programs, and health-related programs.
Founded in 1930, United Way of Bay County's mission is to build the community's financial and humane ability to efficiently and effectively meet its human care needs. United Way focuses on Youth, Health, and Basic Needs by providing services and resources directly to individuals and families. United Way supports programs through its Partner Agencies, creates community initiatives like the American Dream, and collaborates with others to identify community needs & implement solutions to them.
United Way of Midland County is working to advance the common good. We focus our efforts in three impact areas: Education, Self-Sufficiency and Health. These are the building blocks of a good life: Equipping people with the tools to reach their full potential, empowering them to live independently, and promoting health and healing. The goal of United Way is create long-lasting change and prevent problems from happening in the first place. We seek to create opportunities for a better life for all, because when you reach out a hand to one, you can influence the condition of all.
Strengthening families and communities
Habitat for Humanity of Kent County strengthens families and communities in service to God through partnerships, healthy house building, and affordable homeownership. Habitat homes are not given; they are purchased by homeowners through 25 year, zero-interest mortgages. Habitat partners work side by side with other future homeowners, and community volunteers to build homes. Habitat partners must be willing to contribute 300-500 hours of sweat equity and attend the required homebuyer educational classes, workshops. Habitat for Humanity of Kent County has built more than 260 homes since its founding in 1983 and has had only three foreclosures.
We mobilize resources to enhance the education, income, & health of individuals and families. We envision a county where all individuals and families achieve their potential and contribute to their communities. Passionate about our cause, we as volunteers and staff exemplify our core values in our interactions with the community and each other, including collaborative leadership, aspirational strategic thinking, informed objectivity, and results orientation.
The power of many. Working for all.
Founded in 1922, United Way of Dane County's mission is to unite the community to achieve measurable results and change lives. United Way focuses on Education, Income and Health issues - the building blocks of a stable life.Through six goals that our community identified as critical, United Way is committed to changing lives:- Children are cared for and have fun as they become prepared for school.- Students succeed academically and graduate from high school, regardless of race.- More people are on pathways out of poverty.- There is a decrease in family homelessness.- People's health issues are identified and treated early.- Seniors and people with disabilities are able to stay in their homes. Through strategic partnerships and collaborative work, we facilitate bringing the many voices of Dane County around a neutral table to find common ground and make progress, while providing organizations and individuals the opportunity to give, advocate and volunteer.
United Way of Portage County brings people and resources together to achieve measurable results that improve people's lives and strengthen our community. United Way advances the common good by creating opportunities for a better life for all. Our strategies focus on goals in the areas of Education, Income, Health and Community Basics, the building blocks for a good quality of life. Together, we are taking action that makes a real difference today, while creating long-term solutions and measurable results for tomorrow.
Oshkosh Area United Way (OAUW), a local nonprofit organization, was established in 1962. OAUW has evolved from its roots as a fundraising organization to a community convener which mobilizes local partners including businesses, community leaders, public officials and residents, to develop opportunities for people to succeed. Our focus is on three key building blocks, a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family and good health. OAUW helps to identify community needs, create solutions and fund local programs that deliver direct health and human services to the people in our community.
United Way of Cass-Clay brings people together to create lasting change that will improve lives. Our goal is to make our community a better place to live, work and raise our families. Our mission is to connect people to people, needs to resources, and experts to advocates to improve lives and advance the common good throughout Cass and Clay Counties.We are driven by this mission because underneath everything we are, underneath everything we do, we are all people, connected, interdependent, united.
The mission of the United Way of Northeastern Minnesota is to unite and focus our communities in creating measurable results to improve people's lives and strengthen our families. Together, we can accomplish more than any single group can on its own. The United Way of Northeastern MN is working in our local communities to make this happen by investing your contributions in critically needed programs being operated by our partner agencies as well as initiatives managed by our own staff and volunteers.
United Way of Central Minnesota works improve people's lives by mobilizing the caring power of Central Minnesota. United Way of Central Minnesota invests in community services dedicated to addressing our community's most critical human service issues. As well as supporting partner programs, United Way of Central Minnesota has internal initiatives and services to help create long-lasting changes that prevent problems from happening in the first place.
Creating Choice, Change, and Connection
Pillsbury United Communities works with underestimated populations across Minneapolis to foster the resilience and self-sufficiency of individuals, families and community as a whole. We design solutions that address a spectrum of intersecting needs- from education to employment to health- while continually investing in our own capacity to innovate and improve. We're creating a new model for nonprofit organizations with our interconnected system of programs, community centers, and social enterprises connects with over 55,000 individuals each year.
Helping entrepreneurs of color succeed
MEDA (Metropolitan Economic Development Association) was created in 1971 by a group of Twin Cities business leaders to address the issues of rapidly rising poverty, crime and unemployment in a new and improved way. MEDA provides assistance to businesses owned and managed by ethnic minorities. Unique among economic development organizations, MEDA's services are directed toward new and existing businesses whose owners are committed to making an impact through: job creation; their firms' growth and profitability; and community involvement.
Building stable homes, strong futures and vibrant communities since 1971
CommonBond Communities' mission is to build stable homes, strong futures, and vibrant communities with the vision that every person has a dignified, affordable home that supports independence and advancement within a flourishing community. Since 1971, CommonBond has been providing homes and hope for those most in need in our community. Today, CommonBond is the largest nonprofit provider of affordable rental homes in the Upper Midwest. Our nationally recognized integrated housing approach that includes high quality development, long term management and resident services has proven to make a difference in the lives of residents and the community. CommonBond is committed to providing safe, affordable housing with services for people with low incomes. More than 9,000 people live in CommonBond housing.
Founded in 1917, United Way of Central Iowa's mission is to improve lives by uniting the caring power of our community. United Way convenes and unites action in three important areas: education, income and health. By making steady advances together, we create opportunities for a better life for all. The partnerships built by United Way of Central Iowa accomplish much more than any single group on its own, because it takes everyone in the community working collectively to address the underlying causes of problems. This is how United Way of Central Iowa is working to advance the common good. It's what we mean to live united.
LIVE UNITED! TM
The Heart of Missouri United Way works to improve lives of people in need by mobilizing and coordinating the caring power of community resources in Mid-MissouriCommunity Impact Vision: - Foster human potential- Reach beyond meeting immediate needs- Engage our community to identify underlying conditions creating those needs.- Work together to improve those conditions- Help empower people to overcome their needs, realize their full human potential, and create a brighter future for their families and our community- Increase our accountability to donors and demonstrate a real and measurable return on investmentValues: WE:- Maintain and promote a culture of transparency and trust- Embrace and encourage innovative and creative solutions to community needs- Include and respect diversity of ideas and participants- Convene or participate in effective collaborations and partnerships- Root our work in reliable data- Evaluate success based on measurement of outcomes- Respect all
The United Way of Greater Kansas City (UWGKC) was created in July 2007 by the merger of the Bi-County United Way of Cass and Jackson, Heart of America United Way (including Northland United Way Services) and United Way of Johnson County. UWGKC continues to maintain local offices representing Eastern Jackson and Cass Counties, Kansas City, MO, the Northland and Johnson County. The offices work to nurture relationships with local donors, companies and partner agencies while embracing a regional approach to service delivery and problem solving. UWKGC's mission is to improve people's lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community.
Creating opportunities for a better tomorrow.
Sioux Empire United Way is changing lives right here in the Sioux Empire. Our focus is to identify and respond to needs in the community, creating opportunities for a better tomorrow. We strive to create opportunities for a better tomorrow, while ensuring the needs of today are also met. Recent programs, like Starting Strong in the Sioux Empire strive to ensure our community's youngest members have opportunities to thrive and develop. Genesis is connecting families who are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless with volunteer mentor teams that support and provide resources to achieve long-term stability. Our latest initiative, USucceed, will provide at-risk high school students with long-term mentors who will encourage school success and preparation for adulthood.
United Way of the Black Hills organizes and implements an annual fundraising campaign to help support the budgets of 52 local nonprofit agencies. Currently, community-wide campaigns are conducted in Rapid City, Sturgis, Lead, Deadwood, Spearfish, Belle Fourche, Keystone, Hill City, Custer, Hot Springs, and Edgemont. To keep costs to a minimum, the United Way office, located in Rapid City, serves as the only administrative office for United Way of the Black Hills, and provides assistance to all participating communities. United Way also gives direct assistance to individuals through information and referral, and spearheads efforts to identify community needs, develops a community response to those needs, and promotes teamwork among local nonprofits
The United Way of Wyandotte County is one of nearly 1,400 community-based United Way associations across the United States and is governed by an independent board of 36 local community leaders and volunteers. The money we raise stays in Wyandotte County to support programs operated by non-profit social service agencies based in our community. The United Way of Wyandotte County funds programs that help meet basic needs, nurture children and families, and promote health and quality of life. Community volunteers are today, as always, our greatest asset. Volunteer leadership drives the United Way of Wyandotte County's mission to increase the community's understanding of human needs and mobilize resources to address those needs.
Advance the common good
Founded in 1986, the mission of the United Way of Douglas County is to address human service needs by mobilizing community resources and building partnerships. United Way of Douglas County's Center for Human Services provides a campus-like atmosphere for the 20 nonprofit organizations that occupy its low-cost offices. The organizations thrive by being able to share resources, office equipment, conference rooms, storage space, and information, and it is through this kind of collaboration that the United Way of Douglas County takes another step towards strengthening local human services.
We Are Stronger TOGETHER
The Jewish Federation of Delaware works to mobilize the Jewish community to address issues, meet needs and build an agenda for the future. Our vision is to bring Jewish people together into a community coalition, grounded in Jewish teaching and heritage, to strengthen the State of Israel, the global Jewish family and local organizations in order to further the survival of the Jewish people. Our goals are to foster identification with our Jewish teaching and heritage to inspire an informed and involved community; build an agenda for the future with clearly defined priorities; take responsibility for raising funds which meet mutually agreed upon goals; allocate and manage the community's resources based upon the community agenda; provide a structure for the Jewish community to interact with the non-Jewish community; and develop Jewish leadership.
Founded in 1921, United Way of Central Virginia (UWCV) provides services and funding for non-profit service organizations and charities throughout Central Virginia - the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, and Campbell and the cities of Bedford and Lynchburg. UWCV's activities and key direct services help create a more efficient and effective health and human care system. Through this work, UWCV provides professional information and referral services, expertise for distribution of campaign dollars, training of agency professionals, and development of collaborations that will improve the quality of services for our community. Our focus areas are: helping people in crisis; creating successful children and youth; strengthening families and individuals; and creating healthy and independent individuals.
United Way of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County focuses on education, income and health - the building blocks for a good quality of life. We recruit the people and organizations who bring the passion, expertise and resources needed to get things done. At United Way of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, we are uniting our community to empower people in need. Out vision is improved lives through strategically convening community partners to create measurable social change. We plan to meet the greatest needs of the most vulnerable persons by assessing needs, setting priorities, bringing together resources, and measuring results.
The mission of the United Way of Greater Williamsburg is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of people and community. The United Way of Greater Williamsburg strives to be a collaborative leader in creating a compassionate and responsive community which supports health, education, and financial stability. The United Way of Greater Williamsburg values compassion, respect, understanding, creativity, collaboration, and responsible stewardship of all donations and resources.
Rappahannock United Way was formed as a voluntary organization to raise and distribute charitable contributions. An estimated 1,000 people from many segments of the Rappahannock area volunteered through the United Way to improve the social and economic well-being of residents in Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania, Stafford counties and the city of Fredericksburg. Our mission is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities. Partnering with 34 community agencies, Rappahannock United Way ensures that residents in need have access to sufficient food, housing, health care, and emergency services. United Way also invests in programs that help children and youth succeed, promote financial stability and independence, and strengthen and support families.
For more than 90 years, United Way of Alamance County has been fiercely committed to building strong, successful families and a better Alamance County. We are the area's premiere charitable organization. When you join the United Way team, you're supporting a powerful movement to impact the county's most pressing health and human service needs. The United Way of Alamance County, as an organization of donors and volunteers, exists to support the community in addressing its human service needs. We strive to identify those needs, to educate and involve the community, and to acquire, organize, and allocate funds for the benefit of those with insufficient resources in a manner that ensures accountability and maximum effectiveness.
United Way of the Piedmont is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people living and working in Spartanburg, Cherokee and Union Counties. Volunteers review agency programs and initiatives and invest in those programs that positively impact the most critical needs of our community. Funds are raised in the annual campaign and distributed to help those who need it most. In 2012-2013 (our most recent completed fiscal year), this organization raised $4,751,500 to support health and human service needs right here at home. Our focus areas are education, financial stability, and health.
Give. Advocate. Volunteer.
Established in 2005, United Way of York County, South Carolina resulted from the merger of United Way of Fort Mill-Rock Hill-Tega Cay and Western York County United Way. Each year, funds are raised via corporate campaigns and individual donations to support partner agencies and community programs that impact critical health and human service issues in the area. By identifying community needs in the areas of Income, Health and Education, facilitating collaboration and maximizing resources, United Way of York County strives to positively impact the community.
United Way of Aiken County lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good. In 2008, United Way World Wide initiated a 10-year program designed to achieve the following goals by 2018: improve education, and cut the number of high school dropouts in half; help people achieve financial stability, and get 1.9 million working families on the road to economic independence; and promote healthy lives, and increase by one-third the number of youth and adults who are healthy and avoid risky behaviors.
United Way of Greenville County's mission is to provide leadership in uniting our community to improve people's lives and build a vital and caring community. We aim to be the most vital, caring community in America - a community where we nurture all young children, all youth succeed, all families and neighborhoods are strong, all people live healthier lives, and all neighbors in crisis receive care. Our funded programs span five general focus areas: children, families, health, youth, and crisis.
The United Way of Florence County has been a cornerstone of the social service sector in Florence County for over 50 years. In a nutshell, the United Way of Florence County brings together citizens, community leaders, business, the faith-based community, local government, non-profit organizations and many more to ensure measurable results on issues that require collective, not just individual, action are delivered. Why? Because everyone deserves opportunities to have a good life: a complete education, access to basic human needs, personal and professional growth, a positive childhood, a moment to breathe a sigh of relief. The United Way of Florence County is helping to create opportunities for a better life for all.
United Way of the Lowcountry focuses on addressing the underlying causes of community issues - why problems exist. United Way supports services and programs that are not just stop gap measures, but ultimately preventative ones that create real and lasting change by improving peoples' lives. Social issues are not limited to any one particular city or to one kind of family - they are everywhere. That's why United Way works throughout Beaufort and Jasper Counties to help build stronger communities. United Way is focused on the building blocks for a better life: nutrition, shelter, health, education, and income.
The mission of the United Way of Kershaw County is to meet the human and social needs of our community by uniting our hearts, minds, and resources. The United Way of Kershaw County will be the leader in identifying and meeting human service challenges in Kershaw County. Living United means being a part of the change. It takes everyone in the community working together to create a brighter future.
Founded in 1956, the United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties improves lives by advancing opportunities for education, health and financial stability for all. The local United Way serves Rutherford and Cannon Counties and also serves as an operations agent for Warren and DeKalb Counties. United Way serves Rutherford and Cannon Counties strives to be the primary community solutions leader for human services.
We build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter.
Habitat for Humanity of Orange County changes lives by bringing together God's people and resources to help families in need build and own quality affordable homes in safe and supportive communities. Since its founding in 1984, Habitat has built more than 260 homes in Orange County, and has repaired more than 100 homes.Habitat provides homeownership opportunities to families who live and/or work in Orange County, earn between 30% and 60% of the area median income ($21,994 to $43,988 for a family of four), and are living in housing that is inaccessible, overcrowded, subsidized, substandard, unaffordable, and/or unsafe.Families contribute 325 hours of sweat equity towards the construction of their own homes and their neighbors' homes. They attend educational workshops to prepare them for homeownership, and purchase their homes from Habitat through affordable mortgages. In their new homes, families have the shelter they need to build strength, stability, and self-reliance.
Building Better Lives
Seeking to put God's love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Since 1985, Habitat of Greater Nashville has built or renovated more than 810 homes, serving more than 2,700 people, including 1,750 children, throughout Davidson, Wilson, Dickson, and Cheatham counties.Habitat homebuyers invest 200 hours of time participating in a series of homeownership classes called HomeWORKS, volunteering at Habitat's ReStores, and helping to build their home as well as the homes of their neighbors. Equipped with new skills and strategies for success, families purchase their home through a mortgage loan provided by Habitat at 0% interest. Habitat's four ReStore locations are an important social enterprise, generating significant earned income for the agency. Habitat ReStores sell used and new home and office furnishings and building supplies to the public at discounted prices.
Building homes, hope, and community in Durham
Habitat for Humanity of Durham is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization. Habitat for Humanity of Durham is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.
United Way of Brevard's mission is to be Brevard's leader in mobilizing the caring power of our community. United Way of Brevard County was started in 1957 by a group of concerned individuals who wanted to help those who were in need. United Way is about people helping people. We care deeply about our friends and neighbors in Brevard. United Way is about accountability - taking action and producing measurable results. We also ensure that our partner agencies can provide measurable outcomes so that you can see the real difference you are making here at home. United Way is continually exploring new ways to solve community problems. Through partnerships with governmental agencies, community leaders, neighborhoods and many other groups, we are working as never before to address our community's most pressing needs.
United Way of Okaloosa and Walton Counties is a volunteer-based organization that brings individuals and groups together in a community wide effort to help people. We are a local charitable organization that partners with and raises money for local health and human care service providers. Our guarantee is that your gift to the United Way will be invested wisely. Every gift made is considered an investment in our community. We're stronger together to change lives and create a better community by making a difference.
The Strength of a People. The Power of a Community.
The Federation is your center for Jewish Philanthropy. The Jewish Federation of Collier County is the thread that runs through the fabric of our Jewish community, its organizations and services, connecting us all. Founded in 1981, The Jewish Federation of Collier County supports programs for Jewish people in need in Collier County, Israel and throughout the world, providing food for the hungry and counseling for the troubled, spearheading rescue and relief efforts for isolated Jews in distressed regions, and funding innovative Jewish educational and unity initiatives. The Federation creates a sense of community for thousands of Jewish residents in Collier County and its surrounding areas by creating and supporting programs to further Jewish learning, identity, pride and culture. Federation meets the challenge of providing for the needs of our Jewish brethren, wherever they may be, from young children and families to seniors.
Serving Pinellas County since 1985
Serving Pinellas County since 1985, Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County is a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, an ecumenical Christian housing organization. Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with people in need to build and renovate decent, affordable housing. The houses then are sold to those in need at no profit and with no interest charged. Putting faith into action, Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County promotes family stability by providing innovative and affordable housing solutions to qualified individuals and families. In partnership with our community, we work toward our ultimate goal of eliminating substandard housing throughout the county.
Transforming the lives of low-income, hard working families
Habitat for Humanity Orlando is a Christian organization dedicated to transforming the lives of low-income, hard working families through the American dream of homeownership. We are one of approximately 2,100 local affiliates of Habitat for Humanity International. Habitat Orlando's mission is to bring together families in need and volunteers of all faiths, in partnership with community resources to enhance lives by building homes, strengthening neighborhoods and improving our community.
Building and fostering a strong unified Jewish community
The Jewish Federation of Chattanooga is one of 157 Federations under the umbrella of Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA). We are the central organization of the Chattanooga Jewish community, rooted in centuries of tradition and adapted to the patterns and practicalities of our American society. Our Annual Campaign allows us to provide extensive social services, to bring the community together for social, cultural, and educational programs, to operate a Jewish preschool, and to inform the community through a monthly newspaper. The Federation promotes cooperation among Jewish organizations to reduce and avoid duplication of services among agencies. We also represent the Jewish community in matters pertaining to religious freedom, and anti-Semitism.
With roots tracing back to 1922, United Way of Greater Knoxville brings together resources to improve the lives of people in our community by helping them achieve their potential for self sufficiency. Here in Knoxville, we're focused on critical issues like healthcare, education for adults and children, and the rising number of working people living on the edge of poverty. United Way's work is focused on the building blocks for a good life: the Community Care Fund, the Non-Profit Management Center, the Success by Six program, and the Medical Health Home Initiative.
The mission of the United Way of Bristol is to bring together resources to help people in our community live healthy, productive lives. Founded in 1944, United Way of Bristol brings people and resources together to advance the common good by focusing on the building blocks of a good life. Our goal is to create long-lasting changes to prevent problems before they occur.
Preparing and mobilizing leaders to work for the good of the whole community.
Leadership Memphis develops community change agents, connects them with others who have a passion to serve, and empowers them with information and opportunities to make a difference. The organization has four programs -- Executive, Criminal/Juvenile Justice, FastTrack, and Grassroots -- that develops community leaders at every level from seasoned professionals and emerging talent to front-line leaders. Leadership Memphis hosts four signature events annually designed to create stronger connections between our alumni, sponsors, community partners and other business and community leaders in support of our vision, mission and goals. Our action initiatives are Memphis Talent Dividend, Graduate Memphis, Imagine Memphis, and SUCCESS High Schools. These initiatives are undertaken to help enhance our city economically and socially by increasing the number of adults who have college degrees and to ensure that high school graduates further their education and training beyond high school.
United Way of Anderson County (UWAC) improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community to create lasting change. UWAC will be the organization the community turns to when seeking lasting community change. We will be a catalyst for making a significant and measurable difference in our community by focusing our limited resources to support three critical service areas: Enabling seniors to live with honor; Developing our youth and; Providing and meeting basic human needs for all of those we serve.
United Way of Williamson County brings together resources and people with passion and expertise to create innovative, positive and lasting change that improves lives. We are all interdependent and connected. It takes all of us to strengthen our community and prevent problems from happening in the first place. United Way's goal is to create long-lasting changes by addressing the underlying causes of these problems. Living United means being a part of the change. It takes everyone in the community working together to create a brighter future.
United Way of Etowah County Alabama is improving lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community. We see a safe community with strong families working together, successful children moving toward becoming productive citizens, and a community where the disabled are reaching their potential & senior citizens can maintain their independence. We recognize a community of diverse people with a shared vision of caring for one another.
Mission: The United Way of Baldwin County's collaborative effort with health and human service agencies works to build, grow and enhance the well-being of citizens in Baldwin County.Vision: The United Way of Baldwin County is a network of organizations that brings people together to tackle community issues. Our goal is to create lasting change by addressing the underlying causes to problems in the areas of health, education and financial stability. This is accomplished through a collaborative effort with our community partners and programs designed to address the needs of Baldwin County citizens.
The United Way of Southeast Arkansas exists to ensure that as many as possible of our community's charitable dollars reach areas of greatest need. The United Way has been working to be a health and human services fund-raising leader in Southeast Arkansas since 1947. United Way raises funds through a single community-wide campaign to help meet local health and human service needs. The Campaign Goal is: "For every person to have the right kind of opportunity to understand and decide."
For more than 70 years, United Way of Southwest Louisiana has been committed to building strong, successful families and strengthening our community. Currently, United Way of Southwest Louisiana works with our partners to deliver nearly 55 programs and multiple services that target community needs that center around the building blocks for a good life: a quality education that leads to stable employment, sufficient income to support a family through retirement, and sound mental and physical health.
Founded in 1980, United Way of Central Louisiana's (UWCL) mission is to link people and resources for a stronger community in central Louisiana. UWCL dreams of a community in which all their neighbors are linked to each other and to the resources they need to prosper and thrive. UWCL serves nine parishes: Allen (Oakdale area), Avoyelles, Catahoula, Concordia, Grant, LaSalle, Rapides, Vernon and Winn.
The mission of the United Way of Northwest Louisiana is to collaboratively improve the lives of the citizens of Northwest Louisiana. By coordinating the collective strength of individual donors, local businesses, non-profit partners and numerous community resources, United Way of Northwest Louisiana works to create opportunities for a better life for all.
For over 30 years our community has generously contributed to the United Way for South Louisiana helping thousands of residents in Assumption, Lafourche, St. Mary, and Terrebonne parishes. The United Way for South Louisiana is dedicated to creating long-lasting change ensuring all residents have access to the building blocks to a better life: education, income and health. United Way is unique in its ability to bring together people active in their communities, business leaders, nonprofit organizations and government agencies to address the underlying causes of major South Louisiana problems.
Making decent shelter a matter of conscience and action
New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity (NOAHH) was founded in 1983 and is part of a growing Habitat family. NOAHH's work over the years has resulted in over one hundred homes constructed in the New Orleans Metro area. Our mission is to build houses in partnership with sponsors, volunteers, communities, and homeowner families, whereby families are empowered to transform their own lives and to eliminate poverty housing in the New Orleans area while serving as a catalyst to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Through volunteer labor and tax-deductible donations of money and materials, Habitat builds simple, decent houses with the help of the homeowner Partner Families. Habitat houses are sold to Partner Families at no profit, and financed with affordable, no-interest loans.
Established in 1924, Tulsa Area United Way's (TAUW) mission is to increase the organized capacity of people to care for one another. Our 65 health and human services member agencies serve Creek, Okmulgee, Osage, Rogers, Tulsa and Wagoner counties. TAUW has raised over $475 million to provide services for millions of Tulsa area individuals needs. Our focus areas are: nurturing children and youth; strengthening families; helping people at risk; increasing self-sufficiency; meeting basic needs; promoting health and wellness; and building communities.
United Way of Norman's mission is to unite and strengthen our community by empowering each person to change lives. United Way of Norman funds 45 programs at 29 agencies in the Norman area. These programs are broken into four Impact Areas: Education, Income, Health & Safety and Independence. The United Way also provides services to the community through programs like Success By 6, Teen Advisors of Norman, FamilyWize discount drug cards and the ABC School Supply Program.
Making a difference in Jewish lives
The Jewish Federation of Greater Houston was originally founded in 1936 as the Jewish Community Council to provide for Jewish social welfare and philanthropic works. Since that time, the Federation has generated and distributed more than $100 million to meet the wide-ranging needs of the Jewish community by working with our numerous community partners, both locally and globally. Our mission is to preserve and enrich Jewish communal life through innovative and visionary leadership that is responsive and responsible to Jewish communities locally, nationally, in Israel, and around the world.
The mission of the Jewish Federation of El Paso is to enhance the quality of Jewish life here and overseas to enable Jewish organizations to provide Jewish-oriented cultural, educational, social, and recreational programs and services; and to raise sufficient funds to accomplish this. Among others, our mission focuses on: providing our children, grandchildren and young adults with positive Jewish experiences, programs and services so they will be and remain committed Jews; maintaining and strengthening our ties and relationships with Israel and with Jews in need wherever they live; and strongly advocating for Jewish causes and for Israel within our own community and its media outlets.
United Way of Greater Baytown Area & Chambers County was chartered in 1946 as the Tri-Cities and East Harris Community Chest after World War II ended. We develop, promote and support solutions to meet targeted community needs. Dollars given here stay in our community to serve families and individuals in Baytown, Highlands and Chambers County.
Founded in 1957, United Way Galveston County Mainland (UWGCM) works to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of people to care for one another. UWGCM supports 31 certified member organizations that provide a wide range of vital social services. UWGCM ensures that your contribution stays in our community and is allocated responsibly to have the greatest impact. Mobilizing resources for human care services is our most important job. Along with our partners, we participate in community problem solving efforts, offer volunteer opportunities, and provide information and referral service.
A homeownership program for hard-working families
Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver builds and sells homes to hard-working people in need of decent and affordable housing. We are an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a non-denominational Christian housing ministry and global home-building movement. Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver works in partnership with God and people from all walks of life to build decent, affordable homes in which people can live and grow into all that God intends. Since our founding in 1979 we have built more than 400 homes.
Striving to improve lives in Amarillo & Canyon
United Way of Amarillo & Canyon strives to improve lives in Amarillo & Canyon. Volunteer led, United Way annually assesses the community's most pressing human and social service needs and generates funds to address the areas of Education, Income, and Health. Direct services are provided to the community through 2-1-1 Texas at the Guyon Saunders Resource Center. Further, United Way provides opportunities for all individuals to become actively involved by giving, advocating and volunteering to address the community's critical needs.
Founded in 1956, United Way of Abilene believes everyone deserves opportunities to have a good life: a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement, and good health. That's why United Way of Abilene's work focuses on the building blocks for a good life: education, income, and health. We work with our Community Partners to address the needs of today and tomorrow while seeking ways to create positive, lasting change. Everyone in West Central Texas is connected and interdependent. We all win when a child succeeds in school, when families are financially stable, and when people are healthy.
Building houses in partnership with Dallas County residents in need of adequate housing
Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity is a Christian ministry that builds quality, affordable homes in partnership with deserving families. Since our incorporation in 1986, Dallas Habitat has built over 850 homes and served as a catalyst for the revitalization of 20 communities. Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity provides affordable housing opportunities to families no other nonprofit or private mortgage lender in Dallas is able to serve. Qualified families are required to provide 400 hours of 'sweat equity' in lieu of a down payment, which is fulfilled by building their own home and the homes of other Habitat families. This hands-on participation builds new skills, a sense of tremendous accomplishment, and strong relationships with their neighbors.
United Way of the Lewis and Clark Area (UWLCA) is a locally run non-profit organization that focuses on health and human service needs by funding 33 non-profit agencies in Lewis and Clark, Jefferson and Broadwater counties. They also coordinate the services that those agencies provide to prevent overlap and to make sure people can get all the help they need. From teen moms at the Florence Crittenton Home to retirees volunteering through the Rocky Mountain Development Council, UWLCA agencies serve people of all ages. Each year, more than 55 community volunteers come together to review UWLCA's partner agencies to ensure that your donation is going to an organization that's accountable and trustworthy.
United Way of Laramie County's mission is to responsibly mobilize and leverage community resources to create long-term changes that produce healthy, educated and financially stable individuals and families in Laramie County. We envision a community where all individuals and families have the opportunity to achieve their full potential.
Representing the voice of the organized Jewish community
The Jewish Federation of Las Vegas represents the voice of the organized Jewish community. Bound together by shared history, traditions, and common values, it seeks to assure Jewish continuity in Las Vegas, in Israel, and around the world by preserving, strengthening, and enhancing Jewish life and transmitting these values to succeeding generations. The Federation is the central coordinating body for fundraising, planning, allocations, and communal services for the Jewish community. A well-established and widely-regarded humanitarian organization, the Federation has served the Las Vegas community for the last three decades and has raised nearly $45 million to support Jewish causes here in Las Vegas, in Israel and in 59 countries around the world.
United Way of Fresno County brings resources together to address the most urgent issues the community faces. Through unique partnerships and approaches, UWFC mobilizes resources beyond the dollars that are pledged through their fund-raising efforts. Community partners often include schools, government policy makers, businesses, organized labor, financial institutions, voluntary and neighborhood associations, community development corporations, and the faith community.
For more than 40 years, United Way of Utah County has been involved in creating lasting change in our community. We partner with people and organizations from all across the community to make the greatest difference. We focus on preparing children to succeed in school and beyond, building financially stable families and creating a healthy community.
Doing a World of Good. Making a World of Difference.
The Jewish Federation of San Diego County is dedicated to building a vibrant and inclusive local Jewish community, and to enhancing the well being of Jews in San Diego, Israel, and throughout the world. Guided by Jewish values, the United Jewish Federation is committed to: plan and implement philanthropic initiatives in order to maximize support for the local and global Jewish communities; provide effective and visionary community-wide planning and coordination; strengthen individual Jewish identity, personal meaning and belonging through involvement in a diverse San Diego Jewish community; and to promote deep, enduring ties between San Diego and the national and global Jewish communities, especially the land, people and State of Israel.
Perpetuating Jewish life. Today and tomorrow.
The Jewish Federation of Greater Long Beach and West Orange County anchor the Jewish Community Partnership. Since 1948, the Jewish Federation has worked to preserve Jewish life and strengthen Jewish advocacy, while also providing assistance to people in need and at risk, where they are. Collaborating with individuals and across the community, we connect those who want help to those who need it most. More than fundraisers, we are expert facilitators who identify, convene and nourish the critical partners, programs and services that touch thousands of lives, every day. In your neighborhood, your country, and around the world.