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.


Thank you volunteers

Photo credit: Joseph Quinnell

Depend and UW

Thank you for volunteering!

Depend (a brand of Kimberly-Clark Corporation) and United Way are coming together to promote healthy, active, and independent living throughout an individual's life, with a focus on volunteering. As a result of this partnership, United Way Fox Cities received grant money provided by Depend to expand volunteer activities and outreach.

This year's funding from Depend provided volunteers with the opportunity to promote early childhood literacy. On Make a Difference Day 2016, the largest national day of community service, 60 volunteers spent their morning with United Way Fox Cities packing literacy kits. Volunteers packed more than 600 kits with new Scholastic books, custom-made bookmarks, and information for caregivers regarding the importance of reading to their children.

The completed literacy kits will be distributed in kindergarten classrooms in the Appleton Area School District. Schools benefitting from the project include: Appleton Bilingual School, Badger, Columbus, Edison, Foster, Highlands, Horizons, Jefferson, Johnston, Lincoln, and McKinley. Thank you to the volunteers for lending their time and talents, and to Depend and United Way Worldwide for making this project possible!

Check out the photos of the literacy kit packing event and book delivery to Foster Elementary School.

Children and Youth

Developing Children & Youth

We improve early learning opportunities to make sure that all children start kindergarten ready to learn and invest in programs that promote healthy youth development.

Basic Needs

Improving Self-Sufficiency

We support programs that provide families with food, shelter, clothing, transportation and other basic needs as they work toward becoming self-sufficient.

Health and Healing

Promoting Health & Healing

We invest in programs to ensure mental health services, health care and dental care are available to all residents. We support programs that work with victims of sexual abuse and domestic violence.


Strengthening Families

We support programs that give families the necessary tools to succeed, whether young families with children, older adults or persons with disabilities.