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March 3, 2021 (Ann Arbor, Mich.) – United Way of Washtenaw County announced that its Opportunity Fund is accepting applications from local non-profit programs. These grant investments provide support for organizations whose work benefits people with low incomes, communities of color, and historically and/or systemically marginalized people.   For over 100 years, your local United Way has been working to create a more equitable Washtenaw County...
For Black History Month, United Way of Washtenaw County recognized over 30 of Washtenaw County’s Black leaders on our social media channels. Each of these organizations makes our community what it is, and we find it important to celebrate these leaders any way we can.     Marquan Jackson - Director of Family Empowerment Program The Family Empowerment Program supports individuals and families through resource navigation and community building in...
February 2, 2020 (Ann Arbor, Mich.) – Food Gatherers’ CEO, Eileen Spring, has been selected by the United Way of Washtenaw County (UWWC) Women United group as the 2021 Woman of the Year.  Ms. Spring will be honored at the UWWC’s Power of the Purse event on March 10, 2021. The event will be virtual because of the COVID pandemic. Tickets are now available at uwgivew.org/2021POP.   Ms. Spring was chosen by the Power of the Purse committee for her...
January 27, 2020 (Ann Arbor, Mich.) – Amcor has announced that they are donating 4,000 face masks to the United Way of Washtenaw County (UWWC). The company donated the masks to help fight the spread of COVID-19 in Washtenaw County. UWWC plans to distribute them to local community agencies and nonprofit groups, schools and churches. If you are an individual needing masks please contact UWWC call 734-971-8200 for more information.   “ We are...
ANN ARBOR, MI (December 28, 2020)- United Way of Washtenaw County (UWWC) announced a $100,000 gift from the Song Foundation to provide a match program so that any year-end gift will be matched for UWWC’s Community Impact Fund. The Community Impact Fund continues to address the critical needs addressed by local nonprofits and exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic in the areas of  health, education and financial stability. “We are proud to invest...
ANN ARBOR, MI (November 23, 2020)- United Way of Washtenaw County (UWWC) has invested a new round of grants focused on COVID-19 recovery efforts totaling $400,000 through funding received from the Michigan Coronavirus Task Force on Racial Disparities. In addition to the $1,209,000 previously granted by UWWC for Recovery and Relief Fund efforts, this brings the overall total invested by UWWC in response to the pandemic to $1.6 million. Funding...
ANN ARBOR, MI (October 28 2020) - United Way of Washtenaw County (UWWC) has invested a new round of grants totaling $69,000 through its COVID-19 Community Recovery Fund. In addition to the $90,000 previously granted this brings the overall total invested by UWWC in COVID-19 Relief and Recovery efforts to 1.2 million dollars. The Recovery Fund was launched after the close of United Way’s Community Relief Fund to continue meeting the critical and...
October 21, 2020; Four Washtenaw County organizations received Rapid Response Initiative Grants from the Michigan Coronavirus Task Force on Racial Disparities. The applications will allow the organizations to continue to respond to community needs associated with the disparate impacts COVID-19 has had on communities of color. Together, the United Way of Washtenaw County, Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels, Food Gatherers and the Washtenaw County Health...
Barrier Busters Requests Triple During COVID-19 Response   Washtenaw County, MI – Newly released summary reports from the Washtenaw County Office Community and Economic Development (OCED) show financial assistance requests made to the Barrier Buster Unmet Needs Fund tripled during the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic. From March 18th to June 30th, more than $200,000 in direct assistance was provided to 346 households to help them stay...
Washtenaw County, MI – The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting our community beyond its public health impact. Many workers have been laid off, furloughed, or lost their jobs due to the pandemic’s impact on businesses, making it hard for them to make ends meet. During this challenging time it is critical for residents to receive support navigating financial decisions and connecting to addition service and resources. In response, the Washtenaw County...

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