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August 3, 2016 (Ann Arbor, Mich.)– The United Way of Washtenaw County (UWWC) is introducing $75,000 in new grant funding to local non-profit programs focusing on financial stability and education.   “Statistics from the ALICE report show that 39% of Washtenaw County struggle to meet the basic cost of living expenses,” shared Karen Bantel, Board Chair, “Financial stability initiatives will complement and enhance our Health and Education...
August 1, 2016 (Ann Arbor, Mich.) United Way of Washtenaw County and FamilyWize announced today that local community members have saved $388,061 on prescription medications through the organizations’ partnership. The results were revealed in the annual Health Impact Report, a compendium of data reflecting the health and financial support offered by United Way and FamilyWize in its joint community initiatives across the country.   Over 1,000...
In addition to our five focus areas and as part of our commitment to addressing key community issues, United Way of Washtenaw County is now working to positively impact the financial stability of our citizens. Our Goals Advance the economic well-being of low-income working individuals and families. Reduce predatory financial practices in Washtenaw County neighborhoods. Ensure that low-income working individuals and families are aware of...
  June 22, 2016 (Ann Arbor, MI) Washtenaw Coordinated Funders, a consortium of public and private funders, awarded $4.586 million for Human Services Program/Operations to meet the needs of our community’s most vulnerable for the next two years.  Funding was awarded in four priority areas:  Aging, Housing & Homelessness, Safety-Net Health & Nutrition, and Cradle to Career–Early Childhood & School-Age Youth for both Program Operations...
June 2, 2016 (Ann Arbor, Mich.) United Way of Washtenaw County awarded 16 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, 2016.   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...
The Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation (AAACF) has been awarded the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary’s Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships, accepted on behalf of the Washtenaw Coordinated Funders (AAACF, the United Way of Washtenaw County, Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, RNR Foundation, Washtenaw County, the City of Ann Arbor, and the Washtenaw Urban County). Read Full Article...
April 26, 2016 (Ann Arbor, Mich.) United Way of Washtenaw County’s Young Leaders Society partnered with Ypsilanti’s Erickson Elementary by investing $10,000 to promote a grade-level reading program called Club Connect.  Funds supported the creation of a Reading Oasis in the school, stocked with over 1000 books, and online out-of-school reading resources for students as well as parent engagement tools. A beautiful mural painted by teacher Stacy...
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – (Jan. 14, 2016) – St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor has pledged $250,000 annually to the Washtenaw Coordinated Funders collaboration to support health and human service agencies that serve Washtenaw County. "We are so pleased to support the good work that is being done here in Washtenaw County," said Dave Brooks, president, St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor and Livingston hospitals. "This unique collaboration model has created a coordinated...
United Way of Washtenaw County and FamilyWize Community Service Partnership, an organization focused on improving the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities, today announced that Washtenaw County residents saved $318,264 on prescription costs, as a result of the successful partnership between the two organizations.   FamilyWize, a long-time partner of United Way, works with nearly 1,000 local United Ways to help make all...

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