Our Mission: We fight for the health, education, and financial stability of all Merced County residents.
United Way of Merced County strives to advance the common good by focusing on education, income and health, the building blocks for a good quality of life. United Way is the world’s largest privately-supported nonprofit organization, a worldwide movement of nearly 1,800 community-based United Ways in 41 countries and territories.. The United Way of Merced County movement mobilizes hundreds into action – to give, advocate and volunteer – to improve conditions in their communities.
Underneath everything we are, underneath everything we do,
we are all people.
Connected, interdependent, united.
And when we reach out a hand to one, we influence the condition of all.
That’s what it means to
- December 15, 2017
Join us in helping children in Merced County stay warm this Winter! Our coat drive will be from October 1,2017- February 15,2018. We are accepting new or gently used coats for children ages 1 to 19 years. We have received almost 100 coats for children in Merced County. We are still accepting coats, and look […]
- August 3, 2017
Check out United Way of Merced County staff member and Hmong community advocate Paula Yang, as well as detailed information on the successes and future endeavors United Way of Merced County and The Merced County of Public Health have achieved during the early phases of the Farm to Store Healthy Retail Initiative. The program is […]
- August 3, 2017
Join us and other community partners in gathering school supplies and school clothing for displaced teens enrolled in MUHSD. Each year, United Way works alongside other community partners in an effort to meet the needs of these students. Every student deserves the necessary items to feel good in school and ensure a greater chance to […]
- February 13, 2017
Tax Filing and VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) The 2017 tax season is here and we want Merced County residents to be aware of the various choices available for tax filing services. Below you will find FREE tax preparation services that will help you file your taxes along with a list of locations, times, websites and documents […]
- February 13, 2017
Family Wize: Discount Prescription Cards Prescription Medicines Need prescription drugs but don’t have insurance or your plan doesn’t cover the drug you need? United Way of Merced County, in partnership with the Family Wize Partnership and pharmacies throughout the county, can help. Save an average of 20% on prescriptions with the FamilyWize Prescription Drug Discount […]
- February 8, 2017
Phase 34 (Fiscal Year 2016) Funding Status Emergency Food and Shelter (EFSP) funds have been awarded to the ESFP National Board for Phase 34 in the amount of $120,000,000. The EFSP was created in 1983 to supplement the work of local social service organizations within the United States, both private and governmental, to help people […]
- January 1, 2017
The Request for Proposals (RFP) for the 2017-2018 Community Investment Grants have been released. We encourage Merced County Nonprofit Programs addressing the educational, health, and financial needs of Merced County residents to apply! The Process for requesting funding and the eligibility criteria are accessed with the links below. Request for Proposals Letter of Intent – […]
- November 14, 2016
United Way Of Merced County is announcing it’s 2016-2017 Winter Coat Drive! It’s that time of year again! The leaves are starting to turn beautiful colors, the air is getting colder and our clothes are getting heavier. Having warm clothes to wear during the harsh winter days is something to which many of us […]
- August 25, 2015
Come on out and join us on October 11th 2015, for our 8th year of Pedal Merced! It is a 10 Mile family fun ride on Merced’s beautiful bikes paths! Start and finish at Merced High School We will have rest stops and check points along the way for your enjoyment. At the finish we […]
- June 1, 2015
Give to United Way when you’re searching the net! Instead of using Google or some other search engine when you’re looking for something on the internet, use GoodSearch to give us a small donation each time you use it. Just type in our name “United Way of Merced County” when you sign up and we […]
- November 12, 2014
Take a moment to remember the sacrifices of the brave men and women who have valiantly fought to make America the greatest nation on Earth. United Way of Merced County is proud to have had a float in this year’s parade honoring the Veterans. We look forward to next year’s parade and have already begun […]
- October 12, 2014
We would like to thank everyone who attended our 7th annual Pedal Merced event! A special thank you to those who were part of the planning committee and those who showed up to volunteer, this event wouldn’t have happened without you. Over 400 cyclists showed up to take part in this amazing event. We were […]
- August 1, 2014
Mentoring Odd Jobs Program (MOJO) is a non-profit that was founded in December, 2012. MOJO is a mentoring program that allows youth in the community the opportunity to learn valuable trade skills and professional interpersonal relationship building that will last them a lifetime. The team of skilled young people will come work on any odd […]
- July 30, 2014
Fantastic turnout at the Planada Community Circle. A big thank you to the panellists; Kevin Blake, Claudia Gabriela Corchado, Luis Castillo, and Jeff Fegulsang for coming out and leading the conversation with the Planada community.
- June 30, 2017
Cultiva La Salud is dedicated to creating health equity in the San Joaquin Valley by fostering changes in communities that support healthy eating and active living. Cultiva La Salud is among a growing number of programs in the nation who use a policy and environmental change approach to help communities live healthy lives. In Merced, […]
- June 30, 2017
A homeless outreach team will has been hitting the streets of Merced County, talking to the County’s homeless population, arranging housing and directing them to the services they need. Our goal is to house those who have been homeless the longest and are the most vulnerable for living on the streets. United Way has two full-time Outreach […]
- June 30, 2017
Do you live in South Merced or Winton or know someone who does and would like to know where you can get some fresh fruits and veggies? Here are four retail/corner stores Merced County Department of Public Health & United Way of Merced County are working with to provide community residents with a great selection of healthy fruits/veggie options: […]
- February 28, 2017
Building Healthy Communities is a 10-year, $1 billion plan of The California Endowment. In connection with staff-led, statewide policy initiatives, 14 communities, including Southwest Merced/East Merced County, are taking action to make where they live healthier. They’re doing this by improving employment opportunities, education, housing, neighborhood safety, unhealthy environmental conditions, access to healthy food and more. […]
- February 14, 2017
Mountain Valley 211 Mountain Valley 211 is an information resource and referral program which maintains a comprehensive list of resources serving Merced and Mariposa County related to social, health, and educational needs, as well as community events and volunteer opportunities. It is completely free, confidential, 24/7/365, and available in over 150 different languages. We are […]
- July 30, 2014
Quality, Reliable Interpretation and Translation Services. We provide quality, timely and professional interpreting services for medical, legal and event interpretations.We are available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. We provide facilitation between limited English proficiency patients, their physicians, nurses, lab technicians and other health care providers. The result is patient satisfaction with […]
United Way of Merced County, advocate Paula Yang, Early Childhood Development, Head Start, MCOE, and the Merced County of Public Health have collaborated to create the Hmong Farmers Outreach Project Initiative to promote healthy eating and organic growing of farm to table crops. Empowering our local Hmong farmers with USDA grant opportunities, exposure to their local communities, and […]