How do you help the community?
You know United Way ... But do you know what we do?
For over 100 years, United Way of Greater Cleveland has worked to help those in need.
Our neighbors need our help. The mission we began in 1913 is more important than ever today as we collaborate with partners, donors, and volunteers who share our vision of building a stronger, more equitable region.
Leading, partnering, and convening innovative programs
United Way of Greater Cleveland takes part in many initiatives that reach across all segments of our region. We provide staff and additional support beyond funding to many of these initiatives; others are managed by United Way. These programs work with various nonprofit agencies and maximize our impact in Cuyahoga and Geauga Counties.
United Way 211
United Way 211 is a trusted information and referral service that provides expert help 24/7 to meet your needs.
Accountable Health Communities
United Way’s 211 provides comprehensive on-site and remote screening to help people access services that address the social determinants of health.
Aging & Disability Resource Center
The Geauga County Aging and Disability Resource Center helps older adults, people with disabilities, and family members find and access the right long-term services and supports.
Bridges@Work provides assistance to employees in Geauga County coping with challenges that affect their productivity at work.
Collaborative Investments + Health
United Way brings together hospital networks and insurance companies to invest in programs that keep people healthy.
Family Space provides neighborhood hubs of information and for families with preschoolers.
Lead Safe Cleveland Coalition
The Lead Safe Cleveland Coalition is committed to reducing lead exposure among Cleveland’s families and children.
Right To Counsel-Cleveland
Tenants facing eviction in Housing Court now have an ally in their corner. Right to Counsel provides free legal representation.
Louise C. Stokes Scholar House
The Louise C. Stokes Scholar House removes barriers to economic opportunity by providing housing and wrap-around services for low-income college students and their children.
Social Determinants of Work Initiative
A collaborative effort to strategically advance access to work in our region through a deepened understanding of the barriers workers face.
Providing grants to agency programs
Our Community Hub for Basic Needs addresses the here-and-now needs of individuals in Cuyahoga and Geauga Counties. Through the Hub, we select the most innovative programs to combat poverty in the strategic areas of Economic Mobility, Health Pathways, and Housing Stability.
A thorough process of applications, interviews, and input from community stakeholders guided our work to identify innovative programs to combat poverty that are aligned with United Way’s investment strategies.
We are excited to partner with these 16 nonprofit agencies that are fully aligned with United Way’s community strategies and aggressive goals. Together, these 16 agencies will work together and report out results.