Recent News

March 26, 2020
COVID-19 Regional Response Fund Distributes $1 million to Nonprofits Providing Crisis Relief

One week after its launch, the COVID-19 Regional Response Fund has distributed $1 million directly to two dozen organizations serving our region’s most vulnerable individuals and families affected by COVID-19, specifically in immediate need of food, shelter, childcare and senior services.

March 24, 2020
COVID-19 Regional Response Fund Activated to Respond to Urgent Needs in Our Community

In response to the rapidly evolving coronavirus pandemic, Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) and United Way of Greater Cincinnati, in partnership with Procter & Gamble, bi3, Fifth Third Foundation, The Kroger Co. Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Foundation and The Scripps Howard Foundation, have activated a cross-sector regional response to quickly address the critical needs of our community.

March 24, 2020 - Movers and Makers
Local foundations, businesses create COVID-19 response fund

United Way President/CEO Moira Weir talks about the COVID-19 crisis and United Way's region-wide response, recovery and revitalization effort.

March 23, 2020 - Cincinnati Business Courier
MY VIEW: United Way was built for the work that Cincinnati needs now

United Way President/CEO Moira Weir talks about her first week on the job amidst the COVID-19 crisis and details why United Way is the perfect agency to organize a region-wide response, recovery and revitalization effort.

March 18, 2020 - WCPO
Positively Cincinnati: COVID-19 Regional Response Fund to help people hurt financially by pandemic

WCPO reporter Lucy May spent extensive time talking with United Way President/CEO Moira Weir about becoming the first woman to lead UWGC and discussing with others why she is the right person for the job – especially during a crisis like COVID-19.

March 15, 2020
United Way of Greater Cincinnati Contributing $500,000 to COVID-19 Relief

United Way of Greater Cincinnati offered relief and assistance to its partner agencies Friday and will donate $500,000 to an emergency community fund to help the Greater Cincinnati area cope with COVID-19 fallout.

February 28, 2020
United Way of Greater Cincinnati Encourages You to Vote Yes on Issue 7

On March 17, 2020, Hamilton County voters are encouraged to vote “Yes” for much-needed improvements to our roads and bus system.

February 24, 2020
New program funds Black-led ideas around addressing poverty

Beginning today, community members who have ideas, programs and projects addressing poverty in greater Cincinnati can apply to receive funding and other resources to do their work.

February 11, 2020
First Cincinnati-based National Day of Racial Healing Event Attracts Sold Out Crowd

The first Cincinnati-based community-wide, National Day of Racial Healing event on Tuesday, January 21, was a powerful and informative event.

February 11, 2020
17 Years of Helping the Community: UWGC Celebrates 211 Day

Every day, millions of people across the country face complex challenges in their lives. And fortunately, 211 is there—providing expert, caring help in real time.

January 29, 2020

Following a nationwide search, United Way of Greater Cincinnati’s Executive Board of Directors has named Moira Weir, a seasoned non-profit professional with extensive service to the community, as the organization’s next President and CEO. Weir currently leads Hamilton County Job and Family Services (JFS) -- an organization that helps hundreds of thousands of Hamilton County families and children each year. She will assume her new role on March 23.

January 17, 2020
Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on January 20th is reserved as a national day of service to honor and celebrate the life and legacy of this courageous civil rights leader. United Way encourages you to make this a “day on” and participate in one or more of the service opportunities and celebrations taking place around the city.

January 13, 2020
New Year, New Milestone in Annual United Way Fundraising Campaign

Dozens of donors raised their commitments to the annual campaign in the final days of 2019 to take contributions to the $50 million mark, reversing a three-year decline and ensuring full funding for all initiatives and agencies.