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WASHTENAW COUNTY, MI - Washtenaw Coordinated Funders awarded $4.33 million in grants to 36 organizations providing services and programs that address racial and economic inequalities in Washtenaw County.     The grant funding is committed for two fiscal years (July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2020); with 59 programs funded in the two-year cycle. The Washtenaw Coordinated Funders received more than $8.7 million in requests from area organizations...
ANN ARBOR, MI– United Way of Washtenaw County today announces its investment of $100,000 in local programs to increase the financial stability of women, individuals and families with low incomes, and communities of color. The organization is awarding 12-month grants to six nonprofit agencies. Funded agencies will provide a variety of supports including free tax preparation, financial coaching, transportation, job placement, and literacy tutoring...
Cecilia Fileti has been selected by Women United (formerly the Women’s Leadership Initiative) of the United Way of Washtenaw County (UWWC) as the 2018 Woman of the Year. Ms. Fileti will be honored at the UWWC’s “Power of the Purse” event on March 14, 2018, at the Kensington Hotel, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Tickets for the event will be available after the first of the year at uwgive.org. “Cecilia has touched so many lives throughout her...
The United Way of Washtenaw County’s (UWWC) Board of Directors launched a pilot initiative in 2015 to increase the financial stability of individuals and families with low incomes. Annual grants totaling $100,000 to local human service organizations are a core component of this initiative. Grants will provide one-time support for programs, projects or initiatives that prioritize women, individuals and families with low incomes, communities of...
United Way of Washtenaw County offers free tax return service as part of initiative to increase financial stability of  working individuals & families with low to moderate incomes  Free tax preparation assistance is available to Washtenaw County taxpayers with low to moderate incomes through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program. Managed locally by United Way of Washtenaw County (UWWC), VITA is a national IRS program providing...
We’re excited to announce a new connection to make it easier for local organizations to recruit volunteers from our community:    In addition to the existing connection between United Way of Washtenaw County’s (UWWC) Volunteer Washtenaw and University of Michigan (UM) Ginsberg Center’s Connect to Community, Eastern Michigan University’s (EMU) VISION Volunteer Center has a new volunteer portal: Volunteer Connection.     Combined Volunteer Portals...
United Way of Washtenaw County awarded 24 local students with a varsity letter from their local high school in recognition of outstanding community service during the school year at an awards ceremony held on June 2, 2017. The Varsity Letter in Community Service recognizes high school students for their outstanding volunteer work during the year by presenting them with a high school specific varsity letter in community service. Students...
Macro View of Nonprofits as BusinessesWhen: Thursday, May 11, 6-7:30pm This presentation will address the priorities of nonprofit organizations and their financial well-being, including staff and target populations. This session will seek to increase awareness and business sense in a financial lens. This workshop presented in partnership with the National Association of Social Workers-Michigan Chapter. (1.5 Social Work CEU's available) Presenter...
We were pleased and proud to honor these outstanding individuals and companies that served United Way of Washtenaw County! They were honored in person at our Annual Celebration on April 12, 2017. See photos of all of our award winners online here. Guenzel AwardLori Pierce and Tony Denton The Robert Guenzel award recognizes someone who has made or is making a difference in Washtenaw County. Some of the traits and qualities that the award...

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