About Us

100 Years of Community Change

The United Way of Saginaw County is a volunteer-directed nonprofit operated by a trained staff. The United Way connects funding to important programming in the areas of health, education, and financial stability. But we are more than just fundraisers. We are the hand raisers. We are the game changers. We are the stop-talking and start-doing and take on the impossible taskmasters.

In Saginaw County, nearly 50% of residents struggle to meet their most basic needs.

We fight for Saginaw County residents by funding programs that combat the root causes of financial instability.

  • High Barriers to Reliable Employment
  • Poor Employment Attendance
  • Limited Affordable Child Care
  • Mismatch Between Skilled Jobs and Requirements
  • Prison Records

We fight to help build better futures for Saginaw County residents. We fight for those who do not have a voice. 


Change Doesn't Happen Alone
The United Way makes it easy to give to all the causes that matter within a community. We rely on numerous small donations to create meaningful change. We ensure that all money donated to us is used in the most efficient and effective manner. United Way volunteers investigate the needs within our community and ensure United Way dollars are distributed to programs that work to address core issues within the community. By giving, advocating, and volunteering, we can all work towards achieving the vision of a vibrant Saginaw County community where all families can thrive. We have one life. To live better, we must Live United. 
Community Impact Strategy History

As of January 2020, the United Way of Saginaw County will pursue the goal of lifting nearly 5,000 Saginaw County residents out of the ALICE and poverty classifications. 

The United Way facilitates community partnerships, administers grants and implements programs. These programs allow UWSC and their partners to unite together, enhancing capacity and adding value to the community.

Additionally, to further their Community Impact Strategy, UWSC's funding progressed from a closed allocations process to an open, more inclusive Community Impact Strategy. This new model allowed any 501(c)(3) health and human service provider that services Saginaw County residents to submit a program proposal.