United Way of New York City operates as a key intermediary to ensure that government funds reach intended beneficiaries. Our deep subject matter expertise, knowledge of communities, and relationships with more than 500 community-based organizations around the city makes us a trusted partner of both city and state government.
We administer funds from city, state, and federal government agencies to ensure the provision of critical services in all five boroughs. Through our work convening, leading, and collaborating with a cross section of government and community stakeholders, we are able to implement initiatives spanning education, emergency food and shelter, nutrition, and employment support in New York City.
We co-design initiatives, assess, and select appropriate community-based organizations to receive funds for this work. Additionally, the operational support and technical assistance we provide to these partners, individually and at the community level, ensures that they are consistently improving their practices to achieve shared goals and running their programs more efficiently and effectively.