United Way funds a total of 39 programs in Cayuga County that fall under one or more of United Way’s four Funding Areas. Visit Funding or Agencies for detailed information.


  • After School (Cato-Meridian Recreation Center)
  • Awesum Youth After School (Booker T. Washington Center)
  • Performing Arts Education Programming (Auburn Public Theater)
  • Scouting (Boy Scouts & Girl Scouts)
  • Camping – Youth and Disabled Youth (YMCA-WEIU, Camp Casper Gregory & Freedom Recreational Services)
  • YPals (YMCA-WEIU)
  • Adult Basic Literacy (Literacy Volunteers of Cayuga County)
  • English as a Second Language (Literacy Volunteers of Cayuga County)
  • Children and Family Task Group (Human Services Coalition)
  • Dolly Parton Imagination Library (E. John Gavras Center)
  • School Aged Child Care (YMCA-WEIU)
  • Preschool (YMCA-WEIU)
  • Freedom Riders (Freedom Recreational Services)
  • Sibs (Freedom Recreational Services)
  • Prevention/Intervention (C.H.A.D.)


  • Homeless Shelter (Chapel House)
  • Family Transitions (Rescue Mission)
  • Adult Community Task Group (Human Services Coalition)


  • Personal Care Bank (ARISE)
  • Blood Services (American Red Cross)
  • Health & Safety (American Red Cross)
  • Substance Abuse Clinics (C.H.A.D.)
  • Patient Care (Hospice of the Finger Lakes)
  • Bereavement Support Care (Hospice of the Finger Lakes)
  • Sensory Loss (Aurora of CNY)
  • PROSperity Program (Unity House)
  • Outpatient Mental Health Clinic (Cayuga Counseling Services)

Safety Net

  • Living in Cayuga County Community Services Directory (Human Services Coalition)
  • S.A.V.A.R. (Cayuga Counseling Services)
  • Pre-Trial Diversion (Cayuga Counseling Services)
  • Runaway Homeless Youth (Cayuga Counseling Services)
  • Emergency Energy Assistance (Catholic Charities of the Finger Lakes
  • Emergency Services (American Red Cross)
  • Armed Forces (American Red Cross)
  • Family Service Program – formerly Comprehensive Emergency Assistance (The Salvation Army)
  • Scat Van Service (Transportation Project – Scat Van)