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Capital Region Community COVID-19 Response Fund Raises over $450K and Deploys $200K in First Round of Grants
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
PRESS RELEASE   |  ALBANY, NY – April 1, 2020 – In early March, the United Way of the Greater Capital Region and the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region, announced a collaboration with other philanthropy, government and business partners to mobilize a regional response to the COVID-19 crisis.  The Capital Region Community COVID-19...
COVID-19 Update from United Way of the Greater Capital Region
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Dear Neighbor, Our community is facing unprecedented challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The health and safety of our staff, partners and volunteers is our top priority while we continue to support those in need.   To minimize the impact of the COVID-19 crisis in our community, we have the following resources available for community...
United Way of the Greater Capital Region Activates Volunteer Response to COVID-19 Crisis
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
ALBANY, NY  |  March 23, 2020 United Way of the Greater Capital Region has launched an online platform identifying volunteer opportunities with local agencies that are continuing to provide essential services and have a critical need for volunteers as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. Both in-person and virtual opportunities are available at...
Capital Region Community COVID-19 Response Fund Created to Provide Support for Affected Communities
Monday, March 16, 2020
PRESS RELEASE  |  MARCH 13, 2020  |  ALBANY, NY Co-led by the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region and the United Way of the Greater Capital Region, The Capital Region Community COVID-19 Response Fund has been established to provide flexible resources to 501c3 organizations working with local communities who are disproportionately...
CA$H Coalition of the Greater Capital Region to temporarily suspend VITA in-person tax preparation services
Thursday, March 12, 2020
March 12, 2020  |  Cassandra Madsen, Director of Strategic Communications, United Way of the Greater Capital Region After assessing the potential risks associated with COVID-19 to our volunteers and clients, the CA$H Coalition of the Greater Capital Region is suspending in-person tax preparation services at all VITA sites effective close of...
Coronavirus: Minimizing the Impact
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Press Release  |  March 11, 2020 | Albany, NY The continued impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) within our region reminds us of our collective responsibility to our families, colleagues, neighbors and all community members. As an organization dedicated to the health and well-being of our community, we are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation...
Options for Free Tax Filing
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
February 12, 2020  |  Laura Scherler, Senior Director, Economic Mobility & Corporate Solutions It’s that time of year again. Time to file your taxes! But don’t worry; it’s not as bad as it seems. Depending on your financial situation, you may be able to file your federal and state returns for free. All over the U.S., United Way is involved in...
CDTA Raises $152K for UWGCR
Thursday, January 2, 2020
Hand Raisers, Game Changers, Problem Solvers. That's what it takes to LIVE UNITED. Thank you to the CDTA team for your efforts in raising more than $152K towards the 2019-20 United Way Workplace Campaign. With your help United Way can enhance our mission; fighting for the health, education and financial stability of every person in our...
United Way Selects Vice President, Community Impact
Monday, June 17, 2019
Albany, NY- Andi Pratt, M. Ed. has re-joined United Way of the Greater Capital Region (UWGCR) as Vice President, Community Impact.  Pratt will oversee United Way’s impact initiatives, grants portfolio and development of community partnerships.  Pratt comes to UWGCR after a two-year stint at MVP Health Care facilitating MVP’s performance...
6 tips for teaching your kids about diversity
Thursday, June 6, 2019
This article originally appeared on LocalLove.ca—a digital magazine powered by United Way—on June 27, 2018 | By Erica Cupido For Monica Gunaratnam, superhero flicks and movies set in space are more than just escapist entertainment. They’ve also influenced this Markham mother’s take on the world, and how she hopes her two daughters see it. “We...

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