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.


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.

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.


FamilySpace provides neighborhood hubs of programming and information 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.

Siemer Family Stability Initiative

The Family Stability Initiative helps families maintain stable housing through emergency rental assistance and financial coaching. 

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 funds innovative programs that address both the symptoms and root causes of poverty in Cuyahoga and Geauga Counties. Through a rigorous process of applications, interviews, and input from community stakeholders, we identify impactful programs aligned with our community investment priorities.

For descriptions of the 2024-2025 Grant Cycle Partners, click here.

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