We work every day to improve lives

To create lasting change, we recruit the people and organizations from all across the community who bring the passion, expertise and resources to get things done. Financial resources are invested in over 100 programs, initiatives and grants serving more than 100,000 people in the Fox Cities.


Wes Urch 2017

Nominate an Outstanding Volunteer

United Way Fox Cities' most prestigious award is given annually to a volunteer who has demonstrated dedication and commitment to building a better community through his/her work with United Way Fox Cities. The award is named in honor of Wes Urch, the first executive director of United Way of Neenah/Menasha. Wes was the face of United Way for over twenty years, leading the organization through tremendous growth and change. The award will be presented at the United Way Report to the Community on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at the Red Lion Hotel Paper Valley. We invite you to nominate an outstanding United Way Volunteer for this award. Nominations are due March 18, 2019.

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Children and Youth

Developing Children & Youth

By 2021, we aim to secure a brighter future for more of our children by making sure 60% of third grade students read at or above a proficient level. Read more >>

Basic Needs

Improving Self-Sufficiency

By 2021, we aim to stabilize more working families by reducing the number of renters experiencing housing cost-burden to 36%, which will impact 960 households. Read more >>

Health and Healing

Promoting Health & Healing

By 2021, we aim to foster a healthier community by decreasing by 20% each, the youth and adults struggling with three or more poor mental health days per month. Read more >>


Strengthening Families

By 2021, we aim to help keep our children safe by reducing the number of screened-in cases of child abuse and neglect by 23%. Read more >>