If you don’t see the answer to the questions or concerns that you might have in regard to the United Way of Ulster County’s programs or services, please feel free to contact us at 845-331-4199.

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There is an application process every 2 years. Volunteer committees review all applications and make recommendations to the board. The next funding cycle will be in 2021.

Our focus is on programs that address affordable childcare, housing and emergency assistance, literacy training, mental health services, parent education, substance abuse prevention, and vocational training. See our list of currently funded programs.

With volunteers playing a major role in fundraising, fund distribution, and service delivery, United Way utilizes approximately 300 volunteers annually and could not possibly achieve its mission without them.
See our volunteer options. 

United Way of Ulster County was incorporated in 1954.

There are various levels of sponsorship opportunities for businesses and corporations that range from $1000 for the year up to $10,000. Sponsorships can include advertising opportunities in one or more event journals, cross-promotion on social media pages, free event tickets and more. Become a sponsor now!

100%!  United Way pays dues to state and national associations (1% of income) but these are paid for by corporate, not individual donations. Since 1954, the United Way of Ulster County has raised approximately $63 million to help families and individuals in our community.

With 77% of United Way donations coming from individual donors , every individual gift makes a tremendous difference.  If everyone in Ulster County gave $1/week, we would raise over $5.7 Million! Make your pledge now!

Hudson Valley 211 is a telephone and web-based service sponsored by a regional United Way coalition providing information on over 2,000 programs and services that help people in Ulster County. Dial 2-1-1 or (800) 899-1479.  For more information, visit www.hudson211.org.

To be eligible for United Way funding, an agency must be an IRS 501(c)3, have an office in Ulster County and be in operation for a minimum of 2 years.

Click here for a funding application.

If you’re ready to partner with another woman to help her achieve her personal educational, and vocational goals, download an application here.

For more information on our program, download our Mentor Brochure.