Recent News

September 21, 2020
UNITED WAY IMPACT: SARAH'S STORY

Sometimes life is simply not fair. At six years old, Sarah Brown tragically lost her sister to cardiomyopathy – a heart condition – and less than three years later, her brother died from the same disease. Only few years later, in 2002, her mother died in a car accident.

September 21, 2020
UNITED WAY IMPACT: AMANDA'S STORY

Imagine being a married homeowner with small children and a steady job in customer service. Life seems very stable, almost routine. But after a divorce and job loss leaves you unable to pay rent, simple things are needed to survive and it’s not always easy to be an advocate for yourself and your family.

August 18, 2020
Impact Story: Jewish Family Service

“The extra support from the COVID-19 Regional Response Fund activated by United Way of Greater Cincinnati has meant we haven’t had to turn anyone away,” said Liz Vogel, CEO of Jewish Family Service.

August 18, 2020
Moira's Message: Tax Prep Still Available

One of the vital services we provide at United Way of Greater Cincinnati is our Free Tax Preparation Program. Each year, approximately 500 IRS-certified volunteers help file taxes for low-income Greater Cincinnati residents.

August 12, 2020
UNITED WAY’S NKY DIGITAL EQUITY INITIATIVE EXPANDS INTO PENDLETON COUNTY

125 households to receive internet access through United Way partnership.

July 31, 2020
NEW WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM TO HELP UNEMPLOYED IN SOUTHEAST INDIANA

A successful Cincinnati workforce development program will be replicated with a rural flair in southeast Indiana thanks to a partnership between United Way of Greater Cincinnati Southeast Indiana and River Valley Resources.

June 29, 2020
UNITED WAY PROVIDES MORE THAN $160,000 TO LOCAL RESIDENTS TO HELP WITH COVID-19 RECOVERY

Nearly 4,000 local residents recently received more than $160,000 in gift cards to help with COVID-19 fallout through a partnership between United Way of Greater Cincinnati, its partner agencies and Hamilton County Job and Family Services.

June 17, 2020
Black-Led Projects in Greater Cincinnati Receive $600,000 From United Way For Anti-Poverty Efforts

Nearly 30 projects led by Black entrepreneurs will soon receive more than $600,000 in Black Empowerment Works grants to launch or strengthen anti-poverty initiatives.

May 19, 2020
COVID-19 Regional Response Fund Supported 22 NKY Nonprofits in Coronavirus Crisis

Twenty-two Northern Kentucky nonprofits have received more than $600,000 so far from the COVID-19 Regional Response Fund to support families and individuals who are suffering from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

April 24, 2020
Learning Grove Provides Childcare Facilities for Emergency Personnel

Just ninety days after Cincinnati Early Learning Centers and Children, Inc. merged to form Learning Grove, COVID-19 swept through our country and changed how we serve children and families in our community.

April 14, 2020
Community Support Provides Relief for Homeless Families in Clermont County

For organizations like Clermont County Community Services, your support of the COVID-19 Regional Relief Fund did more than just fund a shift in operations, it represented an opportunity to keep families safe and healthy for the duration of this crisis.

April 13, 2020
7,500 Emergency Food Boxes Delivered to Seniors in Need

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Council on Aging is working to ensure the health and safety of their clients, as well as meet the needs of individuals who have never before needed assistance.

April 10, 2020
Service Quickly Shifts Focus from Poverty Reduction to Basic Needs Support

When COVID-19 hit, the pandemic forced Santa Maria to urgently shift from helping people out of poverty to helping them survive a very difficult economic crisis.

April 09, 2020
Shared Harvest Foodbank Experiences Doubled Need Due to COVID-19

In March 2020, Shared Harvest Foodbank more than doubled the amount of food it distributed compared to 2019.

April 08, 2020
Brighton Center Sees 300 Percent Increase in Families Requesting Help During COVID-19 Pandemic

Brighton Center staff has seen approximately a 300 percent increase in number of families requesting help since the crisis began and the organization spent $10k more than normal during week two of the crisis to purchase food just to meet the demand.