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 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
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.Make Your Gift
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