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Cultiva La Salud

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, […]

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Homeless 2 Housing Outreach Services

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 […]

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Farm to Store Initiative

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: […]

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Building Healthy Communities (BHC)

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. […]

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Mountain Valley 211

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 […]

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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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2016-2017 United Way Winter Coat Drive

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 […]

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