Free Tax Preparation

  Did you know that if you make $54,000 or less, you can get your taxes done for FREE? United Way of Merced provides free tax preparation through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program better known as VITA. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $54,000 […]

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2018-2019 Community Investment Mini-Grants Program OPEN!!!

The Request for Proposals (RFP) for the 2018-2019 Community Investment Mini- 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 (2018-2019 CIC Mini […]

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CalEITC 4 ME

  CALEITC4ME United Ways across California have teamed up with CalEITC in order to help hard working Californians receive the tax credit they deserve. California Earned Income Tax Credit-  (CALEITC4ME) is an unprecedented statewide outreach campaign to encourage lower income Californians to claim the newly passed state earned income tax credit as well as the federal credit. […]

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Winter Coat Drive

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 […]

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Partners In Community Health (PICH) Exclusive

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 […]

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3rd Annual MUHSD Stuff The Bus Event

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 […]

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Vita 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 […]

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FAMILY WIZE: Discount Prescription Cards

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 […]

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APPLICATIONS FOR EMERGENCY FOOD AND SHELTER PROGRAMS NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR PHASE 34

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 […]

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2017-2018 Community Investment Grants Cycle OPEN

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 – […]

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