Community Impact Funding Available

The mission of the United Way for Cortland County (UWCC) is to improve the lives of families in our community by uniting the resources of donors, volunteers and agencies. UWCC seeks to achieve its mission in Cortland County by:

  • Investing in strategies and programs that deliver cost-effective, measurable results
  • Supporting programs and agencies that have sound fiscal and management practices
  • Fostering efforts that build collaboration and partnerships
  • Addressing the root causes of problems that challenge our community
  • Leveraging community resources beyond the annual campaign

Based on data from Community Impact, Cortland County United Way (project conducted in 2012 by Cornell University students of Professor Susan Christopherson’s Community Development course), Seven Valleys Health Coalition’s Cortland Counts community needs assessment, and input from the UWCC Board of Directors and Community Impact Task Force, the United Way for Cortland County has consolidated its funding priorities to the following community impact priority areas:

  • Family Support
  • Health
  • Income

For the 2018-2019 funding year, UWCC will fund programs that demonstrate (or present a plan to demonstrate) measurable impact in one of the above-identified community impact areas. UWCC is committed to funding effective programs that achieve measurable results and are run by well-managed organizations.

Application Available by March 1st

Creating a Community of Kindness

In honor of our 80th anniversary, the United Way for Cortland County is challenging residents to participate in our 80 Acts of Kindness campaign.  Beginning February 17 ‑ National Random Acts of Kindness Day – and culminating at our 80th annual meeting on March 28, the community is invited take part in simple things they can do to spread kindness throughout the community.

Each day, kindness challenges will be posted on our social media pages. United Way board members, our campaign team and volunteers from the National Honor Society at Cortland City Schools will lead the effort. Pictures can be shared on social media throughout the campaign by tagging #KindnessStartsWithOne and #uwcc80aok.


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