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NYS Budget Provides $2.4 million for 211 New York

New York State’s Enacted State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2024-25 Budget invests $2.4 million in 211 to continue providing millions of New Yorkers with vital information on available services. Senator Peter Harckham (District 40), who represents communities in Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess counties, sponsored the bill into the budget. “211 is essential to […]

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United Way Teams Up with PEPSI® x Mary J. Blige Strength of a Woman Partnership to Launch $100,000 Fund to Support Yonkers Women

As a returning co-presenting partner of Mary J. Blige’s “Strength of a Woman Festival and Summit,” Pepsi is launching the Pepsi x Mary J. Blige Strength of a Woman Community Fund, with $100,000 available as grants to local organizations whose work elevates and educates underserved women in Yonkers.   The […]

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Submit Content to Our New Health Equity Initiative!

Growing Together Westchester is a new health equity initiative formed in partnership between United Way of Westchester and Putnam, Westchester County’s 0-6 Committee, and Westchester County Government to help caregivers of newborns and young children access information and resources in an easy and engaging format in English and Spanish. This new initiative is designed to […]

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United Way is Accepting Applications for Community Impact Grants

United Way of Westchester and Putnam is now accepting financial requests from local nonprofits to support program or operational efforts. The United Way of Westchester and Putnam Community Impact Fund supports local nonprofits serving the needs of the underprivileged, marginalized, or ALICE (those employed but living paycheck-to-paycheck) populations in Westchester or Putnam Counties. United […]

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United Way Announces Grant Opportunity for Westchester Nonprofits

United Way of Westchester and Putnam announced it would administer about $330,000 in grants to local nonprofits serving Westchester County through the Emergency Food and Shelter Program. “The ALICE Report shows that 145,000 families in Westchester and Putnam counties are struggling,” said United Way President and CEO Tom Gabriel. “In response, the United […]

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Independent Evaluation Affirms the Success of Education United Afterschool Program

An independent evaluation of the first year of United Way of Westchester and Putnam’s Education United Academic and Enrichment Afterschool Program, which provides a free bilingual afterschool program to students from marginalized populations, found that it had many significant successes during the 22-23 school year. It is funded through the 21st Century […]

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