giving communities


building our collective power


United Way of Buffalo & Erie County brings people and resources together to create systemic community change. When you join one of our giving communities, you help to improve the lives of Buffalo & Erie County residents through volunteer engagement, community leadership and philanthropy.



A picture from the Next Gen United Event



A picture from the Women United Event, showing three Women that are in Women United



A male speaker at the leadership society, leading a discussion



 A picture of four women that are in the United Way Tocqueville Society



Each of our giving communities offers opportunities for you to connect with other like-minded supporters and to learn about the issues facing our community. Whether you prefer volunteer opportunities, educational panels, fun happy hours or golf outings, we have a community for everyone. Join a group today and explore others as your relationship with United Way grows.

Visit each of our Giving Community pages to learn more, sign up for a newsletter, or become a member!

This Photo Shows all of the sponsors that donate to United Way based on rank