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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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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