News

ANN ARBOR, MI (November 13, 2018)- United Way of Washtenaw County (UWWC) announces its grant investments to local programs and initiatives that address racial and socioeconomic inequities in Washtenaw County. These grantees are serving communities of color and individuals and families with lower incomes.  United Way volunteers invested nearly $100,000 in 12 programs, seven of which focus on people in Ypsilanti. These investments are responding...
November 7, 2018   United Way Grant Supports Strategic Planning of Local Nonprofits ANN ARBOR, MI (November 7, 2018) - United Way of Washtenaw County (UWWC) invested $6,000 to support the strategic planning efforts of four nonprofit organizations in Washtenaw County that provide an array of safety net services to local residents. The strategic planning activities benefited the following organizations: Northfield Human Services, Friends in Deed,...
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...

Pages