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Together, we can build a more just and equitable society.
Monday, June 1, 2020
Our organization is founded in the belief that we all do better when we are United.  The forces working to drive us apart are strong, but our resolve as a community is stronger. To the people who took to the streets throughout the Capital Region this weekend – we see you and we hear you.  We are committed to amplifying and sustaining your message...
Capital Region Community COVID-19 Response Fund Grants Another $225K to Nonprofits and Encourages Community Members to Take Action
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
PRESS RELEASE  |  ALBANY, NY – May 13, 2020 – At the beginning of this month, the Capital Region Community COVID-19 Response Fund granted an additional $225K to local nonprofit organizations. Co-led by United Way of the Greater Capital Region and the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region, the fund has awarded more than $715K in...
How artistic are you? Show us in the 5.18 Day Sidewalk Chalk Mural Contest
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
ARTISTRY HAS NO BOUNDS WHEN TRANSITIONING WORK LIFE INTO OUR HOMES.  Our Capital Region community has extended our creativity, comfort, hope, humor and above all, appreciation throughout this pandemic.     We unite through video chat and virtual tours more than ever before. We harmoniously chase rainbows in the #518RainbowHunt. We launch and...
United Way’s Annual Day of Community Impact Goes Virtual on Monday, May 18
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
5.18 Day Offers More Than 45 Virtual Service Projects Across the Capital Region  Albany, NY – United Way of the Greater Capital Region’s 5.18 Day is typically the single largest day of community impact in the Capital Region held annually on May 18.  Last year, more than 400 volunteers completed over 40 community service projects across the Capital...
Capital Region Community COVID-19 Response Fund Deploys Additional $200K to Nonprofits Supporting Under-Resourced Communities
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Fund Raises $750K and Deploys Nearly $500K in Total Grants ALBANY, NY – April 28, 2020 – Since its creation in mid-March, the Capital Region Community COVID-19 Response Fund has deployed nearly $500K in grants to frontline nonprofit organizations throughout the region. These nonprofits have seen a significant increase in the need for services due...
Welcome Jane McKenna, Chief Development Officer
Monday, April 13, 2020
    Albany, NY - Jane McKenna joined United Way of the Greater Capital Region (UWGCR) as Chief Development Officer.  McKenna will oversee United Way’s resource development activities including fundraising strategy, workplace campaigns, affinity groups and events.     McKenna comes to UWGCR after six years in the real estate sector, and brings...
Welcome Cassandra Madsen, Director of Strategic Communications
Monday, April 13, 2020
    Albany, NY - Casey Madsen joined United Way of the Greater Capital Region (UWGCR) as Director of Strategic Communications.  Madsen will oversee United Way’s marketing and communications and will work to broaden awareness of programs and initiatives and increase visibility of UWGCR’s support across the local community.  Madsen comes to...
$97K Deployed to Frontline Organizations in Second Round of Grants from the Capital Region Community COVID-19 Response Fund
Thursday, April 9, 2020
PRESS RELEASE  |  ALBANY, NY – April 9, 2020 – The Capital Region Community COVID-19 Response Fund, a collaboration between United Way of the Greater Capital Region and the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region, with other philanthropy, government and business partners has raised $585,000 to be deployed to local 501c3 organizations...
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...

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