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Funded Programs

United Way is making real, lasting, positive impact by creating opportunities for a better life for all in the Mohawk Valley. Our focus is on the building blocks for a good quality of life. That is why we wisely invest donor dollars in local programs that provide services in the areas of health, education & financial stability.

For the 2019-2020 funding cycle, United Way will support 46 community programs provided by 29 local non-profits and four United Way initiatives in Herkimer and Oneida Counties. The programs listed here represent some of the organizations bringing the passion, expertise, and resources needed to get things done. Together, we address the key issues that destabilize our community. We are extremely proud of the work being done which wouldn’t be possible without our generous donors and volunteers.

2020-2021 Strategic Investment RFP Now Open

Applicants will use a new software platform, or agency portal, to submit applications. For more information and to apply for funding click here. 

2019-2020 Community Partners & Funded Programs


United Way & our Health funded programs help residents of the Mohawk Valley to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

United Way Initiative

Summer Lunch Program

Funded Programs

  • ACR Health
    • The Q Center Mohawk Valley
    • Safety First Mohawk Valley
  • American Red Cross
    • Safety First Mohawk Valley
  • Catholic Charities of Herkimer County
    • Domestic Violence Residential Program
    • RIDE Program
    • Runaway & Homeless Youth
  • Country Pantry
    • Food Pantry
  • Empowered Pathways
    • Child Custody Advocate Program
  • Food Bank of Central New York
    • Acquisitions & Food Distribution Program
  • Foothills Rural Community Ministries
    • Food Pantry
  • Hope House
    • Soup Kitchen & Day Shelter
  • ICAN
    • Nurturing Parent Program
  • Johnson Park Center
    • Apartment Love & Care Family & Single Women Initiative
    • Food Pantry
  • Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees
    • Health Access for Refugees & Immigrants
  • Neighborhood Center
    • Eleanor Walsh Wertimer Children's Center
  • Parkway Center
    • Health & Volunteer Services
    • Matter of Balance
  • Rochester Primary Care Network
    • Utica Community Health Center, Community Dentistry Program (UCHC-CDP)
  • Salvation Army of Herkimer County
    • Emergency Services Program
  • Salvation Army of Utica
    • Soup Kitchen & Food Pantry
    • Summer Drop-in Program
  • Thea Bowman House
    • DOVE Program
    • St. Clare's Cupboard
  • YWCA
    • Safe Horizons

Learn more about United Way's health impact here.


United Way & our Education funded programs provide support to increase school readiness, third grade math & reading levels, and high school graduation rates.

United Way Initiative 

Ready for Kindergarten (R4K)

Funded Programs

  • Catholic Charities of Herkimer County
    • TREATY Program
  • Johnsons Park Center
    • Drop In Youth Program
  • Neighborhood Center
    • Child Care Services
    • Counseling Services
  • Richfield Springs Community Center
    • Positive Lifestyle Activities for Youth (PLAY)
  • Safe Schools Mohawk Valley
    • Safer Alternative to Suspensions
  • Thea Bowman House
    • Child Care
    • Kids With Promise
  • YMCA
    • Youth Service Program

Learn more about United Way's education impact here.


United Way & our Financial Stability funded programs help families and individuals with workforce development, training and support to move out of or avoid falling into poverty.

United Way Initiatives

Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative (ESPRI)
Free Tax Prep

Funded Programs

  • Catholic Charities Oneida Madison Counties
    • Community Assistance
  • Empowered Pathways
    • WERC
  • Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York
    • Emergency Legal Safety Net
  • Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency
    • Homelessness Intervention Program
  • Municipal Housing Authority-Utica
    • AmeriCorps Self-Sufficiency Resource Center
  • On Point for College
    • On Point for College-Utica
  • UCD/CNY Veteran's Outreach Center
    • Veteran's Assistance Program

Learn more about United Way's financial stability impact here.