Welcome to the United Way of Merced County.
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
- 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.
- April 16, 2014
There are many ways to get involved and help your community. Here at the United Way Merced County, we are constantly involved and you can too. You can GIVE, ADVOCATE or VOLUNTEER. To GIVE, just click on the GIVE button at the bottom of the page. You can ADVOCATE by letting your voice be heard […]
- 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 […]
Join us as we LOVE MERCED United Way style! We will be cleaning up Main Street (may add more streets depending on turnout), and we will also be showing “LOVE” to local downtown merchants we will be:* Washing store front windows * Sharing goodies/treats * Sweep store front entrances MORE DETAILS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON. If […]
1954 – 2014 – Celebrating 60 Years in Merced County In the 60 years since our inception, United Way of Merced County has improved the lives of thousands in the county thanks to the caring power of the community – to people like you, who have contributed time, talent and resources to make a difference. […]
Everyone is coming together this holiday season to love Merced’s most hurting Men,Woman, and Children. This is a community wide collection drive: Let your heart tell you where to give by picking the non-profit of your choice. Be an angel and donate today!
Get a Free Flu Shot Walgreens, United Way of Merced County and FamilyWize have teamed up to help more Americans fight the flu! Free Flu Shots are being provided by Walgreens, at the United Way office, for those who are without health coverage or unable to afford a flu shot. Recipients must be 7 years […]
United Way Of Merced county is announcing it’s Winter Coat Drive Event! United Way Of Merced County’s Winter Coat Drive runs from November 10th to December 31st , 2014 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 […]
VITA-FREE TAX HELP Its your money, Keep it! If your household income was less than $51,000 in 2014, you qualify for FREE tax help.You may also qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). If eligible, you may qualify for up to $5,891 in additional refund money! E-file and get your full refund in just […]
The event was designed as a fun way to raise awareness in the Mercy Medical Center community about how to identify and avoid risk factors for strokes. Also, to help family, friends and neighbors recognize the signs when someone is experiencing a stroke, and the need to act fast on their behalf. To learn more about […]
The United Way of Merced County & The Winton Nuevo Latino Rotary Group is proud to be participating in Red Nose Day and to celebrate this we are having a PARTY! You will be greeted with live singers as you arrive Our local Oakland A’s Pitcher Brian Fuentes will be joining us to sign posters […]
Thursday May 26, 2016 United Way of Merced County Presents: RED NOSE DAY 2016 Red Nose Day is a national campaign dedicated to raising money by simply having fun and making people laugh. Money raised is spent to help lift children and young people out of poverty in the US and in Merced County. United […]
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 […]