Discussions began in 1918 to establish a Community Chest. After several meetings, public hearing, and years of planning, the articles of incorporation and by-laws were filed and the inaugural campaign launched in October 1922. The original nineteen Member Agencies began receiving funds in February 1923. Today, your United Way funds twenty Member Agencies working together to create a community where all people thrive.
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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.
“Everyone here at Cayuga Lake National Bank truly enjoys being a part of the United Way and contributing to the community. We have all seen the impact that the United Way organization has had with family, neighbors, and friends and we look forward to continuing that partnership with the United Way.”Cayuga Lake National Bank TeamCorporate Sponsors
The Greatest Reach
By supporting the United Way of Cayuga County, you help amplify the work being done by 20 local nonprofits. You help us and our funded partners make Cayuga County a better place for all.
Did you know
More than 24,000 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.
- 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.Make Your Gift
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