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Workplace Campaign Spotlight: Lincoln Financial Group

For the last 100 years, Workplace Giving Campaigns have been one of the ways United Way forges relationships with the local business community. These campaigns...

Workplace Campaign Spotlight: UGI

Successful Workplace Giving Campaigns don’t just happen on their own.   United Way has facilitated annual campaigns since 1923. From September through December, generous workplaces and...

Supporting Families Weathering Financial Emergencies

Emergency savings provide a critical buffer that allows families to weather financial emergencies that could otherwise be life-altering. Far too many individuals and families are...

United Way Extends Supplemental Local and General Operating Grant Cycle an Additional Year

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey is pleased to extend our supplemental local and general operating grant cycle for an additional year.  ...

A Message from the President

As we commemorate Black Philanthropy Month, it is with great pride that I share an update on your United Way’s efforts to support a more...

SVP: A New Way to Network

Social Venture Partners (SVP) Philadelphia moves beyond traditional philanthropy by practicing a trust-based model. SVP supports Investees by providing multi-year, unrestricted funding that helps service...

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Dear Friend, At United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, establishing a culture rich in diversity, equity, and inclusion is critical to our...

In conversation with Kelly Woodland

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey recently welcomed Kelly Woodland to the team as Managing Director, Leadership Equity. Learn a bit more...

In conversation with Mary Shaffer

United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey recently welcomed Mary Shaffer to the team as Chief Development Officer. Learn a bit more about...

New Report Offers Funders Solutions to Philadelphia Philanthropy’s Equity Problem

Reflecting Forward: Philadelphia-based Black Nonprofit Leaders’ Recommendations for Regional Funders is a continuation of the 2016 report Philadelphia’s Nonprofit Human Service Organizations: How African American-led Organizations...

Tackling Poverty by Building Generational Wealth: An In-depth Look at the Lubert IDA Program

The Lubert Individual Development Account (IDA) program is one of the most important initiatives in our region. It seeks to help everyone in the UWGPSNJ...

United Ways of New Jersey Statement on Gun Violence as a Public Health Issue

We join those across the state and country mourning the 19 innocent children and two teachers who were murdered yesterday in Uvalde, Texas. We as...

Leading the Way: Our Annual Report to the Community

Dear Friends,  After all we have endured over the past year, there appears a shared determination to seize upon opportunity and make the future bright....

Invested Together: Helping Individuals Through Matched Savings

Low-income families face systemic barriers to building assets partly due to challenges with accessing capital, labor market segregation, and extractive practices and policies. This is...

SVP Investee Spotlight: Center for Black Educator Development

As a child, Sharif El-Mekki was fortunate to attend an elementary school, Nidhamu Sasa, where he was surrounded by great Black educators and a sense...