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United Way statement on the May 14th mass shooting in Buffalo

Saturday, May 14th, 2022

Hate has no place in our community.

United Way of Buffalo & Erie County is saddened by the senseless and heartbreaking shooting that took place in Buffalo today and mourns the lives that have been lost.

2022-2024 Community Investments

Thursday, May 12th, 2022

United Way of Buffalo & Erie County Announces 2022-2024 Community Investments and Annual Campaign Results

2022 United Way Community Baby Shower

Monday, April 4th, 2022

This annual event provides support and encouragement to new moms in need across Erie County.

2022 Board Leadership Training

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022

Registration is now open for United Way's 2022 Board Leadership Training! 

Women United highlights #WomenSupportingWomen in honor of Women's History Month

Wednesday, March 16th, 2022

We invite you to share in these three exciting stories of women supporting women in our community. 

United Way Buffalo & Erie County Partners with Independent Health in Giving Challenge

Wednesday, March 16th, 2022

‘Change Starts Here’ Campaign Matches Donations Dollar for Dollar in March

United Way of Buffalo & Erie County Employee Selected for Worldwide Leadership Program

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2022

Durgham Alyasiri, Work/Life Solutions Program Director for United Way of Buffalo & Erie County, has been selected to participate in the United Way Worldwide Advanced Leadership Program(ALP).

Join United Way as we celebrate Black History Month

Monday, January 31st, 2022

This Black History Month, United Way is spotlighting Black-led and Black-owned organizations whose partnerships continue to advance the education, health, and financial well-being of our community. And we’re inviting you to get involved.  

The WNY 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge

Wednesday, December 1st, 2021

The 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge is a powerful opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of how inequity and racism affect our lives and our community. Accept the challenge today. 

The ALICE Experience

Wednesday, December 1st, 2021

The ALICE Experience is a powerful engagement tool that will challenge your understanding of financial hardship and reveal important insights about the often invisible need in our community.

 Learn how you can bring this virtual simulation to your group. 

Family Volunteer Season: Holiday Edition

Wednesday, December 1st, 2021

Over the past 10 years, United Way's Family Volunteer Day has hosted various projects throughout the community for families to engage in and give back to those in need. 

This year, we are once again offering a variety of safe and flexible ways for families to get involved --- from select in-person opportunities,  virtual opportunities, and ways to give through collections or simply donating in-kind items. Learn more today about all the great projects we put together for Family Volunteer Season 2021: Holiday Edition!

Introducing Prosperi-Key

Thursday, November 11th, 2021

United Way of Buffalo & Erie County is partnering with Prosperi-Key, a new nonprofit digital marketplace designed to help working households living paycheck to paycheck.

Our 2020-2021 Community Impact Report

Thursday, November 11th, 2021

This year's Community Impact Report is our opportunity to update you on our response to COVID-19 and our work to advance racial equity, highlight key accomplishments from the past year, and most importantly to celebrate and thank the corporate and nonprofit partners, donors, volunteers and advocates who make our work possible. Tackling our community’s toughest challenges takes investing in approaches that create long-term solutions, and it is the strength of our community partnerships that drives lasting change. 

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Thursday, November 4th, 2021

Simplified electronic tax filing is available through November 15, 2021 for families who still need to claim their advance Child Tax Credit. Visit to file now.

2021 Report to the Community

Friday, October 29th, 2021

Join us for our annual Report to the Community on Wednesday, November 10th, where we’ll showcase our continued work to close the divide in health, financial stability, and education in Buffalo & Erie County.

United Way asks community to Show Up United this campaign season

Thursday, October 21st, 2021

"No matter what path you choose to give, Showing Up United means that you are part of building the kind of long-term solutions that strengthen our community and improve the quality of life for those most in need both today and in the future."

20 stories, 2 great organizations. Go Over the Edge on October 2nd!

Thursday, September 16th, 2021


Wednesday, September 15th, 2021

The WNY 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge

Monday, June 21st, 2021

The 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge is a powerful opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of how inequity and racism affect our lives and our community. Accept the challenge today.