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United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County


225 West Vine St


(414) 263-8100


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  • Of children who participated in United Way-funded early childhood education programs, 85% improved their literacy skills, 82% improved their social/emotional skills, 87% improved in cognitive skills and 84% maintained appropriate or improved behavior.
  • Of adults and families that participated in United Way-funded housing and homeownership programs, 96% were able to maintain or secure safe and affordable housing.
  • Of those who participated in United Way-funded behavioral and mental health programs, 92% reported that, overall, their life was better than before.
  • United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County is the largest non-government health and human services funder in our community.
  • Over 50% of United Way’s donors give $100 or less per year.
  • By giving a new or increased gift of $25, $50 or $75, donors are eligible to win fantastic prizes in our Give n’ Win sweepstakes, including a $2,500 Boston Store Gift Card, a 2015 Chevy Cruze, $5,000 or a brand-new Harley-Davidson Motorcycle
  • All donors who contribute $1,200+ annually are automatically included in the Leadership Society. United Way has donor networks for Leadership gives including our Emerging Leaders, Women’s Leadership Society, Diversity Leadership Society, IT United, Tocqueville Society and the Jane Bradley Pettit Society.
  • United Way’s 2014 Season of Caring brought over 4,000 volunteers out in the community to do good during the months of September, October, November and December
  • 6,750+ community members volunteered with United Way in 2014, completing 415+ projects at over 110 local agencies

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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:  

  • Milwaukee Succeeds
  • Helping Kids Succeed
  • Milwaukee Community Schools Partnership
  • Continuum of Care Coordinated Entry
  • Financial Stability
  • Individual Development Accounts (IDA)
  • Healthy Birth Outcomes
  • Healthy Girls
  • Health Improvement Fund
  • Teen Pregnancy Prevention


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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