Join the #GivingTuesdayNow Movement

Show the Power of Many. Working for All.

Today is #GivingTuesdayNow! A special day for giving and unity during these uncertain times. Join people across our community and around the world to show our neighbors impacted by Coronavirus they are not alone.

During the last two months, the power of our community has been on full display as our friends and neighbors respond to the Coronavirus outbreak. Businesses, nonprofit partners and individuals have all answered the call for help.

Whether it was giving to our Dane County COVID-19 Emergency and Recovery Fund or volunteering for one of several Coronavirus relief volunteer shifts through United Way’s Volunteer Your Time website, we have seen how acts of kindness – big and small – make our community stronger.

Though there is much to celebrate, many more people still need help – your help. By making a donation today, you can help people who are suffering from job loss, food insecurity, rising debt and an absence of childcare and school.

Together, we are on a mission to achieve measurable results and change lives during this once-in-a-lifetime crisis.

Your donation today matters. As we continue along this journey of recovery, please keep your hearts and minds open. We need you now more than ever.

P.S. Don’t forget to tag @unitedwaydaneco in your #GivingTuesdayNow posts!

With gratitude,
Renee Moe
President & CEO

The Power of Many. Working for All in Action.

United Way announced $1.5 million in grants to these organizations, serving our neighbors on the front lines and getting resources into the hands of those who need them NOW. These are the dollars YOU helped raise!!
UW Credit Union announced a partnership with United Way for their Giveback Campaign featuring Badger Alumnus Jonathan Taylor.
United Way helped connect Saris (a local bike company) with Community Action Coalition (CAC) to deliver over 1,000 pounds of food via e-bikes – increasing access to food for our neighbors all over Madison.

Here’s What Your Generosity Has Made Possible So Far

“I wanted to send a quick thank you for the message regarding the funding we received for The Beacon. On behalf of the Beacon guests and staff, we are very appreciative and know that additional funding will go to good use, helping folks as they try to get back on their feet. Thank you United Way for all you are doing during this time to help so many!”
Kelly Medenwaldt, MS,
Executive Director of Programs, Catholic Charities

“Thank you so very much from all of our children, families and staff at Reach Dane! This is a lovely way to start the week!! We will be able to help a lot of families with this fund.
Amy Selenske,
Comprehensive Services Director, ReachDane

During this COVID-19 crisis, we need your help more than ever to ensure the well-being of our neighbors. We are following best practices to ensure the safety of all volunteer opportunities posted on, including offering remote volunteer opportunities. These opportunities have been carefully vetted to ensure the safety of both you and those with whom you interact.

Our United Way 211 staff recently took a call from a woman who lives far from her elderly mother and wanted to make sure she had access to food. Her mom isn’t very proactive when it comes to making meals, and the woman was worried she would go hungry since she can’t leave the house. 211 staff connected the woman with Meals On Wheels and grocery delivery options in our area, and she left the call feeling very hopeful.

This is just one of the hundreds of calls our 211 staff are receiving each day during the COVID-19 crisis. If you or anyone you know needs help, call 211. United Way of Dane County is ready to help you.

Need help paying for your health insurance during these difficult times? HealthConnect can help. United Way of Dane County HealthConnect, in partnership with UW Health and Quartz Health Solutions, Inc., is a free program that pays health insurance premiums for qualifying Dane County residents.

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For 98 years, United Way of Dane County has fulfilled a mission of changing lives and strengthening our community. Gifts to the United Way of Dane County Foundation, Inc. sustain this mission and extend your legacy of effective, local philanthropy.

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