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United Way of Buffalo & Erie County Receives $100,000 Matching Grant from Independent Health to Support Long-Term COVID-19 Relief

Tuesday, February 9th, 2021

This marks the second match United Way has received from a corporate partner to support their Join the Fight fund.


Get To Know Dr. Katherine Conway-Turner

Tuesday, February 9th, 2021

We're continuing to highlight our board members as part of Black History Month! Learn more about our Vice Chair Dr. Katherine Conway-Turner in our newest blog.

Get To Know Rev. Rachelle Robinson

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021

To celebrate Black History Month, we're highlighting some of the incredible people near and dear to our organization. In our first blog get to know Rev. Rachelle Robinson.


Thursday, December 17th, 2020

United Way of Buffalo & Erie County (UWBEC) announced a matching grant of $100,000 from the National Fuel Gas Company Foundation to encourage contributions from individuals and companies across Erie County to UWBEC’s Join the Fight campaign.


Tuesday, December 15th, 2020

At the end of March, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which includes a provision to encourage charitable giving during this difficult time. Learn more on how it works.

WNY Girls in Sports Goes Virtual!

Saturday, October 24th, 2020

Get in the game and join us for our first all virtual WNY Girls in Sports event on Saturday, October 24th. We will broadcast over 3 hours of sports-related content from United Way of Buffalo & Erie County's YouTube page beginning at 10 a.m. Get up and get moving through seven sports stations as well as hear from professional and college athletes as they share how sports have impacted their lives.

Estate Planning Awareness Week: Create and Update Your Will For Free

Monday, October 19th, 2020

Now more than ever people are thinking about what legacy they are leaving behind. It's not too early to think about creating and updating your will. 

United Way's Response To COVID-19

Friday, March 13th, 2020

As an organization dedicated to the health and well-being of our community, we are closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and taking steps to minimize the impact of an outbreak. Here you will find links to community resources and United Way's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

From Bankruptcy to Homeownership Thanks to Free Tax Prep

Monday, January 27th, 2020

After her divorce, Christina suddenly found herself a single mother of three in deep financial trouble. Hear how her experience at a free tax prep event led to so much more than she could have imagined.

Take the United Way Challenge!

Monday, November 18th, 2019

Pledge at least $1 a week to be automatically entered in the 2019 United Way Challenge, where can you win big weekly and grand prizes. Click here to learn more.

We're Now Accepting Applications for the 2020 Erie County Department of Social Services (ECDSS) Works Program.

Monday, October 28th, 2019

The United Way of Buffalo & Erie County (UWBEC) is currently seeking applications from qualified non-profit agencies for its 2020 Erie County Department of Social Services (ECDSS) Works Program.

Pitch 10's Winner, For Every Little Handprint, Plans to Expand in Second Year

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

We sat down with Olivia Larson, Executive Director of For Every Little Handprint to learn more about their work and what they plan on doing with the $10,000 first-place prize.

Meet Mary Teresa: Making Connections in the Workplace Day-After-Day

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

When employees struggle at home, they often bring added stress into the workplace, affecting job performance and employee retention. That's where people like Mary Teresa come in.  Learn what a typical day looks like for our Work/Life Solutions Resource Coordinator.

Women United Celebrates Success of Inaugural Gateway to Golf Event

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

Women United held it's first Gateway to Golf event, bringing together over 125 women to learn golfing skills, play in a scramble tournament, and get to know each other. The event capped off with a keynote by Mary Wilson on the transformative power of sports in her life and what it can mean for all young women.

Women United Hosts Their 6th Annual Women Who Care Event

Friday, July 26th, 2019

Our 6th Annual Women Who Care Event was a huge success! Once again, a local nonprofit organization was voted to recieve $10,000 that very night! Check out some of the photos from the event here.

Help Newborns and Mothers by Participating in our 10th Annual Community Baby Shower

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

Host a baby shower of your own, buy a baby bundle, or donate essential newborn items and help the thousands of babies born into poverty each year in Erie County.

Blog: Little Things Can Make A Big Difference For Struggling Families

Monday, March 18th, 2019

Our March United Way: Families Ambassador talks about how she chooses to give back over the course of the year and how little things can make a big difference for families in our community.