United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County
225 West Vine St
United Way believes in making our four-county community stronger. By working together on critical issues, our community can move forward together to ensure everyone has a safe place to live, work, and play.
The newly-merged United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County impacts individuals and families by investing in 220-plus programs at over 110 agency program partners. United Way impacts people in Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington and Waukesha Counties.
United Way brings together partners from business, education, government, faith-based, and nonprofit organizations to work toward common goals, resulting in a better quality of life for all.
Through donations to the Community Impact Fund, we drive lasting change by strategically focusing on the areas of Education, Income and Health. In addition to these focus areas, United Way invests in many community-wide initiatives, including:
United Way helps people – it’s that simple!
United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County holds a Community Campaign each fall which allows donors to maximize their investments by giving a gift that affects many community issues at one time. In addition, challenge grant sponsors match donations to offer greater community impact. During the 2015-2016 funding cycle, United Way will invest a projected $51,242,259 in our community.
Of every dollar raised, 90¢ is invested into community problem solving. United Way is recognized by both the Better Business Bureau and Charity Navigator for its track record of efficiency. United Way only invests in programs that produce results at agencies that manage their money wisely. This high rate of efficiency is possible because of the hundreds of volunteers, including the Board of Directors, Campaign Cabinet and volunteer committees who help with everything from organizational oversight, fundraising. Since its start in 1909, United Way has invested over $1 billion to solve our community’s most serious problems.
United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County has hundreds of volunteer opportunities for individuals, students, families, and corporate groups. Volunteer any day of the week doing meaningful projects at any of our 110+ agency program partners. Volunteers can even give back and do good without leaving the office. United Way will find the perfect opportunity for your group. Visit our website and click on the “Volunteer” button at the top of the homepage to learn more and sign up.
There are many ways an individual or group can give to United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County. Individuals can provide financial gifts or offer volunteer support. A company or organization can support United Way by running a workplace campaign, giving a corporate gift, providing in-kind or sponsorship support and promoting volunteerism to its workforce. To give, visit UnitedWayGMWC.org.
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