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Improving lives by mobilizing communities to make lasting changes in community conditions.



Education, Income, and Health

There are basic things that we all need for a good life: a quality education that leads to a stable career, income that can support a family through retirement, and good health. United Way is focused on the building blocks for a better life:

EDUCATION — Helping Children and Youth Achieve Their Potential
INCOME — Promoting Financial Stability and Independence
HEALTH — Improving People’s Health

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The 2015 Literacy Enrichment Grant Cycle

The 2015 Literacy Enrichment Grant cycle is now open! The United Way of Northern Arizona is accepting applications for Early Literacy Enrichment Grants. Regulated and unregulated child care providers are invited to apply for funds to enhance children’s literacy through activities in the focus areas of professional development, curriculum development and/or parent involvement. The United Way is excited to welcome applications from any child care provider serving children from the Sunnyside neighborhood looking to improve the culture of literacy within their facility.

Click here to access the grant application.

If you have any questions, please contact Peter Van Wyck at or at (928) 773-9813.


HELP: Texas Flood Disaster Recovery Fund

United Way of Hays County (San Marcos, Texas) has set up a disaster recovery fund to assist those affected by the flash floods this past weekend. Many homes were completely destroyed, washed off their foundations or damaged severely. United Way of Hays County will work with partner agencies and other non-profit organizations to distribute the funds. Text FLOODS to 41444 or donate online.

Click here for more information on the fund or to donate online.


UWNA Offers New MyFreeTaxes Service

United Way of Northern Arizona offers Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) to help low and moderate income individuals and families with free tax return preparation. Households with incomes of $57,000 or less may now access this free service online. File state and federal tax returns at no cost, using the MyFree Taxes link. Free online help is available when questions and issues arise. Since 2009, more than 4.5 million families have used MyFreeTaxes to file their state and federal tax returns at no cost.

Click here to use MyFreeTaxes.