The United Way helps improve lives by focusing on three areas that serve as a foundation for a strong community: Family Support, Income, and Health. United Way programs provide real results and measurable outcomes to demonstrate their impact in these areas and their commitment to improving lives in Cortland County. The United Way relies on volunteers to develop resources, support special events, and advocate for our programs. You can be confident that the value of every donation is increased by thousands of hours of volunteer work and is granted to programs that are doing the very best work for our community.
We are very excited to have transitioned to a new funding model called Community Impact. Moving away from the traditional member agency model allows us to become an active partner in solving community problems, rather than acting strictly as a fundraising organization. Instead of guaranteeing funding to member agencies, grants will be awarded based upon the impact a program is making in our community. We will focus on three areas that we feel are of the greatest importance in Cortland County – Family Support, Health, and Income.