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Cayuga County is a great places to live in the Central New York Region. Together, we create a community where all people thrive, regardless of income, race or place.

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United Way Establishes COVID-19 Grant Fund

This program is designed as a flexible short-term response fund to provide relief for a variety of unexpected costs. The first round of grants will support front-line community-based nonprofits that have seen increased demand for services due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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One hundred percent of donations will go to the COVID-19 fund.

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The health and safety of our volunteers, supporters, and the public is our highest priority.

Due to the growing concern and health risks regarding the COVID-19 virus, the United Way of Cayuga County is postponing both of our large March Events:
  • Annual Membership & Campaign Recognition, March 18th
  • 27th Tim Morrison Miniature Golf Tournament, March 25th

We are working with our vendors and Board of Directors while monitoring the news as we make decisions regarding new dates for both events. More information to follow.

Thank you for understanding — May everyone remain healthy and safe!

United in Action

We are in the business of positive change. 

The United Way of Cayuga County works with local companies, area governments, other nonprofits and numerous other organizations to collectively address and seek solutions to some of the area’s most complex challenges.

Our corporate partners contribute much more than money. These partners connect us to the community and drive enthusiasm and knowledge for our work. Their ideas, volunteer power, in-kind support and more are helping build stronger communities.

“I’ve always been passionate about doing things for the community. When my son and I first moved up here, he was able to go to Booker T. Washington Community Center summer camp program through help from the United Way. It benefited me and I want other people to know how much good it does and how many people benefit in ways others don’t realize.”

Michelle ShepherdVolunteer

The Greatest Reach

Collaborate

We work closely with 21 Nonprofit Agencies and help fund 31 services in education, health, income and stability.

Help

Crisis, hunger, and poverty can affect anyone, at any time. Connecting people in need with local resources is a critical part of our mission.

Give

We help put your kindness into action. 100% of your money stays in Cayuga County to create a community that works for all.

Impact

Donations are invested in programs providing greater access to education, jobs and basic human services.

By supporting United Way of Cayuga County, you help amplify the work being done by over 20 local nonprofits. You can help us and our funded partners make Cayuga County better for all.

Did you know

More than half of Cayuga County residents rely on United Way funded programs

Through our community investments and strategic advocacy, we’re working to create lasting systemic change to our 4 pillars:

  • Education: Children and youth succeed in school, work and life.
  • Health: Children, seniors and adults have improved physical, emotional, and mental well-being.
  • Income/Financial Stability: Individuals and families have improved financial stability and self-sufficiency.
  • Safety Net Needs: The United Way of Cayuga County invests in programs that provide food, shelter, and freedom from violence as well as programs that respond in time of disaster and other emergencies.

We help put your kindness into action.

100% of your money stays in Cayuga County to create a community that works for all. Donations are invested in programs providing greater access to education, jobs and basic human services.

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Our Campaign

The 2019-2020 United Way of Cayuga County campaign featuring co-chairs, Gino, Maxine and Team Alberici.

With 40,400 Cayuga county residents turning to the United Way funded programs for help, chairing the campaign is our small way to contribute to those in need.

Our 2019-2020 Corporate Sponsors — Thank you!

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