The Community Program Fund is the best-known service United Way provides to contributors. Your gift is invested in the finest local programs that are proven to help people improve their lives. United Way builds the Community Program Fund on three principles: know the needs of the local community, invest in the very best programs that address these needs, and achieve measurable results. Through this strategy your gift addresses critical concerns and supports effective programs.

The Community Program Fund is United Way’s major source of funding to non-profits in Central New York. The 2014-2017 Community Program Fund takes a measured approach to community change, funding programs in four key Focus Areas.

2017-2020 list of funded programs

Links and phone numbers to agencies in our focus areas.


FOCUS AREA 1: Education



FOCUS AREA 2: Health



FOCUS AREA 3: Basic Needs