Funded Programs

United Way is making real, lasting, positive impact by creating opportunities for a better life for all in the Mohawk Valley. Our focus is on the building blocks for a good quality of life. That is why we wisely invest donor dollars in local programs that provide services in the areas of health, education & financial stability.

United Way is supporting dozens of community programs provided by several local non-profits, plus leading United Way initiatives in Herkimer and Oneida Counties. The programs listed here represent some of the organizations bringing the passion, expertise, and resources needed to get things done. Together, we address the key issues that destabilize our community. We are extremely proud of the work being done which wouldn’t be possible without our generous donors and volunteers.

United Way Initiatives


Ready for Kindergarten (R4K)

Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative (ESPRI)

Free Tax Prep

Housing Team

2019-2020 Community Partners & Funded Programs


United Way & our Health funded programs help residents of the Mohawk Valley to achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Funded Programs

  • Abraham House
  • ACR Health
    • The Q Center Mohawk Valley
    • Mobile HIV/STI Prevention Services of the Mohawk Valley 
  • Catholic Charities of Herkimer County
    • Domestic Violence Residential Program
    • RIDE (Retired Individuals Driving Elderly) Program
    • Runaway & Homeless Youth
  • Country Pantry
    • Food Pantry
  • Empowered Pathways
    • Child Custody Advocate Program
  • Food Bank of Central New York
    • Food Resources for Emergency Food Programs in Oneida and Herkimer Counties
  • Foothills Rural Community Ministries
    • Food Pantry
  • Hope House
    • HOPE (Help Our People Eat), Soup Kitchen & Day Shelter
  • ICAN
    • Nurturing Parent Program
  • Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency
    • Homeless Intervention Program
  • Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees
    • Health Access for Refugees & Immigrants
  • Salvation Army Rome
    • Salvation Army Food Pantry
  • Salvation Army 
    • Emergency Services Program
  • Salvation Army of Utica 
    • Salvation Army Community Soup Kitchen
    • Salvation Army Food Pantry
  • The Center
    • Health Access for Refugees and Immigrants
  • The Neighborhood Center
    • Eleanor Walsh Wertimer Children's Center
  • Thea Bowman House
    • St. Clare's Cupboard
  • YWCA
    • Safe Horizons


United Way & our Education funded programs provide support to increase school readiness, third grade math & reading levels, and high school graduation rates.

Funded Programs

  • Neighborhood Center
    • Child Care Services
    • Counseling Services
  • Thea Bowman House
    • Kids With Promise
    • Youth Services Program


United Way & our Financial Stability funded programs help families and individuals with workforce development, training and support to move out of or avoid falling into poverty.

Funded Programs

  • Catholic Charities Oneida Madison Counties
    • Emergency Community Assistance
  • Empowered Pathways
    • Women's Employment and Resource Center (WERC)
  • Johnson Park Center
    • ​​​​​​​Johnson Park Center Food Pantry 
  • Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York
    • Emergency Legal Safety Net
  • Municipal Housing Authority-Utica
    • AmeriCorps Self-Sufficiency Resource Center
  • On Point for College
    • On Point for College-Utica
  • ​​​​​​​Thea Bowman House 
    • ​​​​​​​Child Care Program 
  • UCD/CNY Veteran's Outreach Center
    • Community Safety Net