RESOURCES ARE SCARCE
Government funding for health and human services has been declining in recent years, forcing agencies to scale back or eliminate critical programs.
More reasons to give
Your United Way Impact Fund contribution stays right here in Allegheny County working to meet the most critical needs in our community by helping:
Families gain self-sufficiency
People in a crisis with emergency needs like food and utility assistance
Kids who are at risk academically do better in school
People with disabilities and their families achieve their best possible independence
Frail seniors stay safe in their homes
Support local disaster relief and the community safety net
Your United Way Impact Fund contribution is used to support only the most efficient and effective human service programs and agencies. Through a rigorous funding process, local agencies demonstrate that they’re meeting the most critical needs in our community. And donors have a greater level of assurance
that their contributions are going to the people who need it most.
United Way of Allegheny County is exploring practical ways to maximize your United Way Impact Fund
contribution. We are in a unique position to help agencies take a holistic approach to services–working
together to consolidate services, addressing each aspect of a client’s issue as a whole.
The United Way Impact Fund supports meaningful collaborations among agencies that not only create organizational efficiencies and savings, but also significantly improve services to those in need.
United Way convenes the community around issues such as ways to help youth with disabilities and their families
challenged by the loss of resources that occurs once the child turns 21. 21 and Able, a United Way initiative, is
bringing attention to this issue and working to ensure that each individual receives the support they need to live
their life to its fullest potential.
Since 2002, United Way has reduced its fundraising and management costs by over 42%. Our local United Way’s 2011 overhead was 11.2%, nearly one third of the national recommended standard of 35% cited by the Better Business Bureau’s Wise Giving Alliance. Over eighty-eight cents of every one dollar goes directly to those in need. United Way of Allegheny County has earned Charity Navigator’s highest rating – 4 stars – FOR THE SECOND CONSECUTIVE YEAR!
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