Be part of giving back in Buffalo and Erie County to help others thrive.




People in Buffalo & Erie County are still struggling. Together we can create more opportunities for them to recover and to rebuild our community stronger than ever.


The power of caring and connection has never been greater. 


The collective effort of donors and volunteers in Erie County helped our community get through the pandemic. Thanks to those efforts United Way of Buffalo & Erie County and our partners were able to respond quickly and help more people than ever.


But there is still more work to do.


Thousands of people are still struggling. Many face complex problems that existed before the pandemic that got worse during COVID-19. 


We give immediate relief to people through programs and resources that help them recover from crises. But just as important, supporters of United Way of Buffalo & Erie County help make long-term solutions possible. The kind of solutions that help us rebuild a community that creates more opportunities and fewer divisions. The kind of solutions that help us reimagine our community and change the unjust systems that hold so many back. 


You can power this kind of good. More people in our community need help to put food on the table, pay rent, develop strong work skills and so much more. We have programs and partners who can help our most vulnerable and you can ensure more people have access to the help they need. 


When you donate to United Way of Buffalo & Erie County, you will:


Help moms get to prenatal appointments and secure safe housing for themselves and their new babies — Since 2019, over 500 moms have saved over $72,000 for transportation to prenatal appointments and safe housing through GO Buffalo Mom.


Help children stay on track and achieve developmentally appropriate language, literacy, math and social-emotional milestones — Last year, nearly 25,000 kids were enrolled in high-quality early learning programs, setting them up for future success.


Help people build financial well-being — Last year, 4,081 participants acquired financial coaching, 920 established a bank account, 1,497 improved their credit score, and 372 purchased a home. 

Will you come together again to show our most vulnerable neighbors what is possible when we all Show Up United? 




If you would like to make a donation by check, please mail to United Way of Buffalo & Erie County 742 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14209
Make check payable: United Way of Buffalo & Erie County c/o Join the Fight Fund

United We win. Group of people supporting United Way

A copy of our latest annual report may be obtained, upon request, from United Way of Buffalo & Erie County or from the NYS Attorney General's Charities Bureau (28 Liberty Street, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10005).