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Shiawassee Impact Areas

Investing in Shiawassee County

The United Way held a community meeting in Shiawassee to determine focus areas for giving in the county. Together with the community the following Impact Areas and Target Strategies were adopted:


  • School Readiness: Shiawassee County children (ages 0-5) access high quality, early learning programs that prepare them for school.
  • Strengthening Families: Shiawassee County parents, caregivers, children and families access programs that help families thrive, particularly ones that focus on employment, financial education and/or health.


  • Emergency Support Services: Shiawassee County residents access emergency disaster relief, financial assistance, food, and/or shelter needs.
  • Safety: Shiawassee County residents access services and programs to reduce violence and abuse; support provided to individuals in abusive/neglect situations. 
  • Senior Needs: Shiawassee County seniors (age 60 & over) access programs that improve quality of life, providing them with independent living situations and enrichment opportunities.

2019/2020 Impact Grants 

Basic Needs:

  • American Red Cross (Disaster Cycle Services)
  • Catholic Charities of Shiawassee and Genesee Counties (Community Closet)
  • Communication Access Center (Deaf and Hard of Hearing Seniors Have Access)
  • Relief After Violent Encounter SafeCenter (Emergency &Comprehensive Intervention Strategies)
  • Respite Volunteers of Shiawassee (Respite Volunteers of Shiawassee)
  • Shiawassee Child Abuse Prevention Council of Shiawassee County (Prevention)


  • ARC of Shiawassee County, Inc. (Connections Teen and Adult Program and Summer Day Care)
  • Boy Scouts - Michigan Crossroads Council (Shiawassee County Scouting Program)
  • Junior Achievement of Southeastern Michigan Inc. (Improving Financial Literacy for Shiawassee Youth) 
  • Shiawassee Family YMCA (There's a Y in Every Family)
  • Shiawassee Regional Education Service District (Great Start Preschool Investment Foundation)

The UWGC accepts applications for funding in March of each year. Application information can be found here.