Blogs

Virtual VITA Volunteers Needed
Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Virtual Volunteers Needed for the CA$H Coalition of the Greater Capital Region’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program VITA volunteers help thousands of Capital Region individuals prepare and file their taxes for free  The CA$H Coalition is a collaborative of dozens of regional non-profit organizations dedicated to increasing individuals...
United Way of the Greater Capital Region Receives $5 Million Donation from MacKenzie Scott
Tuesday, December 15, 2020
United Way of the Greater Capital Region Receives $5 Million Donation from MacKenzie Scott The donation is a part of a nationwide philanthropic effort by Scott to donate her wealth to non-profit organizations FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDecember 15, 2020 ALBANY, NY—United Way of the Greater Capital Region (UWGCR) has been awarded a $5 million donation...
Request for Proposals from United Way of the Greater Capital Region for its 2021 Respond and Recover Grant Awards
Friday, December 11, 2020
One-Year, Unrestricted Funding Available for Capital Region Nonprofit Organizations Focusing on Health, Education, and/or Financial Inclusion United Way of the Greater Capital Region is pleased to announce the first phase of its Respond, Recover, Reimagine, Rebuild community impact agenda to launch in 2021, which focuses on the ways COVID-19 has...
Community Spotlight
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
"We all do better when everyone gets engaged in this fight" Peter GannonPresident and CEO, United Way of the Greater Capital Region SEE WHAT MOTIVATES our community TO LIVE UNITED. Meet some of our community members who are engaged in building a stronger and more resilient Capital Region. Tell us why you #LIVEUNITED Facebook  ||  Twitter  || ...
C.O.C.O.A. House and 4th Family Receive Chromebooks from Albany Broadcasting and United Way
Tuesday, December 8, 2020
A set of Chromebooks will help critical after-school and mentorship programs adapt to operate virtually. Albany, NY – Albany Broadcasting recently partnered with United Way of the Greater Capital Region on its Chromebooks for Kids initiative, an effort to close the technology gap and help local students who are facing significant challenges...
Five to Watch 2020
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
The Five to Watch Program grew out of a recognition of racial, gender, and power disparities within the nonprofit sector and is a part of UWGCR’s broader social justice agenda.  In particular, the initiative seeks to bolster the leadership of women, people of color, and those with lived experiences of the challenges targeted and to amplify the...
The Next Generation of Philanthropists Making an Impact on Giving Tuesday
Thursday, November 19, 2020
In the Greater Capital Region, 11% of households earn an income below the Federal Poverty Level and 30% of households are what United Way of the Greater Capital Region (UWGCR) considers ALICE (unitedforalice.org/new-york). These working households do not earn enough income to cover the basic costs of living, forcing individuals and families to...
Welcome Nicki Brown, Community Relations Manager
Thursday, November 5, 2020
Nicki Brown joined United Way of the Greater Capital Region (UWGCR) as the Community Relations Manager.  Brown will lead and manage the planning, organization and implementation of corporate and employee giving for the annual workplace fundraising campaign.  Brown comes to UWGCR from the Albany Institute of History & Art, where she was the...
Welcome Isaiah Norman, Community Impact Manager
Thursday, November 5, 2020
Isaiah Norman joined United Way of the Greater Capital Region (UWGCR) as the Community Impact Manager, Engagement & Development. Norman will present and deliver UWGCR’s Community Impact programs and strategic initiatives to the community, develop and facilitate community engagement strategies, and engage, listen, and understand community...
United Way and Falcon Club Car Service Partner to Offer Free Rides to the Polls on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Free Rides Offered From 8 a.m.-6 p.m. in Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga and Schenectady Counties. Albany, NY – United Way of the Greater Capital Region and Falcon Club, the region’s safest and most reliable car service, are partnering to provide free rides to the polls on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3, in Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga and...

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