our impact

Looking to make a difference here in Buffalo and Erie County? So are we. 

Every day, United Way Buffalo & Erie County brings people together to support a community where everyone can access a quality education, build economic mobility and live a healthy life. Inspired individuals like you power that work, through your commitment to supporting the strength, vitality and resilience of our community.  

Joining United Way is a call to purposeful action. To Find Your Way is to recognize and amplify the power we have together to make meaningful change in the community where we work and live. It’s not just a one-time response to a single problem that will resolve quickly, but a call to collaborate on the complex issues Buffalo and Erie County face.   

Are you ready to Find Your Way? Give Today

Stories of Impact


your donations in action

Below you will find information about each of the 7 priority areas, the goals for each priority and how United Way of Buffalo & Erie County is working collaboratively with nonprofits in our area to affect systemic community change.



Find Your Way

When you support United Way, you help address our community’s most pressing needs so that every person has the opportunity to enjoy the highest possible quality of life.

The collective power of people, businesses, and organizations coming together to create positive change is far greater than one person or organization could accomplish alone.


If you want to live more purposefully, join us. There’s a Way for you. 



Learn more about giving and getting involved with community-minded citizens that help lead the way in achieving our mission.

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Next Generation United

Join nearly 400+ young leaders who work together to create a strong and vibrant local community.

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Women United

Join an influential group of 1,200+ community-minded women who strive to improve lives and build a better future for our community.  

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Leadership Society

Join over 4,500+ leaders in our community who play an essential role in addressing our community’s most pressing needs.

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Tocqueville Society

Join 100 people whose generosity reflects extraordinary concern, foresight, and dedication to influencing positive change 

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