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April 08, 2011

Walmart Foundation Partners with Nonprofits to Urge Eligible Tax Filers to Take Advantage of Free Tax Preparation Before Time Runs Out

With about two weeks left in this year’s tax season, the Walmart Foundation, United Way, One Economy and the National Disability Institute’s Real Economic Impact Tour are urging eligible tax filers to take advantage of free tax preparation and filing tools. Read More »

April 05, 2011

The American Human Development Project and United Way Release the Common Good Forecaster™

Online Tool Ties New Census Data To Education’s Impact In Local Communities On Health, Civic Engagement, Crime and Other Factors  Read More »

April 05, 2011

National Foundation for Credit Counseling and United Way Worldwide Join Together to Help Financially Distressed Consumers

The National Foundation for Credit Counseling, Inc. and United Way Worldwide are pleased to announce the creation of a partnership designed to bring together the strengths of the two respected nonprofits, each well-positioned to meet the needs of consumers through the on-the-ground presence of their local offices in thousands of communities across America.  Read More »

March 31, 2011

3 in 10 Americans are worried their children will drop out of school

United Way Worldwide announces major commitment to education in response to National Report on Education Read More »

March 07, 2011

United Way Worldwide and FINRA Investor Education Foundation Announce Over $1.8 Million in Grants

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Investor Education Foundation and United Way Worldwide (UWW) have announced over $1.8 million in grants to 15 recipients as part of the Financial Education in Your Community initiative. Read More »

March 07, 2011

2011 United Way Women in Philanthropy Award Recognizes Bonnie McElveen-Hunter

United Way Worldwide and the United Way National Women’s Leadership Council named Pace Communications CEO Bonnie McElveen-Hunter the first honoree of the United Way Women in Philanthropy Award at the 2011 United Way Women’s Leadership Summit in Newport Beach, CA. Read More »

February 06, 2011

GMC Donation of Super Bowl Tickets Scores Points for United Way

DALLAS – The votes are in, and the winner of the “2010 GMC Never Say Never Moment of the Year” goes to DeSEAN JACKSON, wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles. ESPN’s MIKE TIRICO and two-time Super Bowl champion DEION SANDERS presented the trophy to Jackson at the Super Bowl XLV Media Center Wednesday as part of this week’s big game festivities. Read More »

December 15, 2010

Promoting Healthier Communities: United Way, Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation to Work Together to Promote Healthy Lifestyles

Promoting Healthier Communities: United Way, Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation to Work Together to Promote Healthy Lifestyles United Way Worldwide and the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation announced a partnership aimed at promoting active, healthy lifestyles to combat growth in the obesity rate, especially among young people.  Read More »

December 15, 2010


From December 18-22, Target stores across the country will celebrate the season of giving by donating 2,678 decorated holiday trees to United Way as part of the Target Share-a-Tree Program. Read More »

December 13, 2010

GM Foundation Donates $27.1 Million to Help Raise Graduation Rates

Five-Year Commitment Seeks to See Four of Five Students Earn High School Diplomas Read More »

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