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United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County

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Our Impact

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United Way connects people in need to people who can help.


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A community is only as strong as the people who call it home. Strengthening individuals and families is what drives United Way.


United Way collaborates with individuals and organizations to tackle our community's most pressing issues. We assist local organizations in meeting their social responsibility goals and connect people of all ages and abilities to opportunities to give back to their community. We convene resources, volunteers, experts, and other service providers for short-term relief and long-term success.

We know that one organization can’t solve our communities’ toughest challenges alone. We know it takes all of us, working together, to make a difference in the lives of so many that live right here in our neighborhoods.

We all benefit when a child succeeds in school, when someone finds a good job, and when more people receive quality health care. We also know many of these issues are interrelated–issues like health concerns, educational road blocks, and financial struggles. 

Community Fund

When you donate to United Way, you don’t have to decide on one specific issue to support. United Way connects with local nonprofits that lead solution-driven programs.


United Way invests in programs that are measurable, sustainable, and meet current community needs. United Way is creating lasting change for tens of thousands of people right in your own neighborhoods.

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Key Initiatives

With your support, United Way is able to close gaps, address inequities, and change lives with annual program funding and by focusing on these four key initiatives:

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Teen Mental Wellness: Empowering Minds

Supports high school-based youth mental health by focusing on prevention, equity, and access to services.

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Reducing Barriers to Employment & Advancement

Supports programs that reduce barriers for individuals to have the opportunity to start stable careers.

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Safe & Stable Homes

Supports programs that help families stay in a place they call home by focusing on eviction prevention, flexible financial assistance, and housing resources.

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Connects job seekers, students, and others to computers and internet access to ensure everyone has the technology to succeed in our digital world.

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How You Can Help Make An Impact

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Donate to support strategies in health, education, and financial stability in our four-county region.

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Your voice matters. Use your voice and raise awareness about causes that impact our community.

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Volunteer as an individual, family, group, or workplace.

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