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United Way Brighter Future Fund Grants Available

From July 7 to Aug. 31, United Way of Racine County’s Women United Brighter Future Fund will accept grant applications. The Brighter Future Fund provides funding opportunities to programs aiding in the development of the workforce of today and tomorrow, with an emphasis on women and children.   Eligible programs relate to the focus areas of school readiness (early childhood literacy), family financial literacy (budgeting, […]

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United Way of Racine County Awards Additional Pandemic Relief Funding to Local Nonprofits

Since the beginning of the year, four local nonprofits have been awarded pandemic relief grants through United Way of Racine County’s (UWRC) COVID Relief Fund. This is in addition to the nine nonprofits that were awarded funding in 2020. Combined, United Way of Racine County has awarded over $80,000 in COVID relief through the UWRC […]

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United Way of Racine County receives second grant from Morgridge Family Foundation

RACINE – United Way of Racine County this week received another grant, in the amount of $57,500, from the Morgridge Family Foundation of Denver, CO. The funds are part of the foundation’s $1 million COVID-19 emergency relief fund. Morgridge provided grants to 11 community foundations in Wisconsin and five other states. United Way of Dane […]

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Transformational Gift from MacKenzie Scott Helps United Way of Racine County Expand Its Equity Work

In January, United Way of Racine County was the recipient of a $5 million donation from MacKenzie Scott. Scott is an American novelist and philanthropist who helped found Amazon. Originally notified of the gift in late December, United Way has spent the weeks since in conversation and planning with its board to identify allocations for the donation. Equity […]

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United Way of Racine County Invites Participation in the 21-Week Equity Challenge

United Way of Racine County has launched the 21-Week Equity Challenge for Racine County residents. This challenge, adapted by United Way of Wisconsin from the work of Dr. Eddie Moore, is an opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of how inequity and racism affect our lives and community. Participants receive an email at the beginning of each week, Feb. 1 through June […]

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Mahogany Gallery & Medical College of Wisconsin team up for #MaskUpRacine

Mahogany Gallery, a premier art gallery and event space, located at 1422 Washington Ave is taking the lead in creating a safer and healthier Racine. This local business features art created by black American artists and other artists of African descent. During Black History month, Mahogany Gallery and other Racine community businesses and organizations are […]

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United Way COVID Relief Awards More Than $60k To Nine Nonprofits

RACINE – The United Way of Racine County (UWRC) has awarded $62,466 in pandemic relief grants to nine local nonprofits. The grants, announced Monday, were the first to be awarded through the UWRC COVID Relief Fund. The grant recipients are: National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Racine CountyRacine Health Care NetworkRacine CountyRacine ZooRacine Friendship ClubhouseSAFE […]

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United Way Launches New Phase of Pandemic Relief Efforts

In response to the ongoing needs created by the pandemic, United Way of Racine County (UWRC) has launched new opportunities for local nonprofits to request support and for community members to get involved. Through its UWRC COVID Relief project, local nonprofits can apply for funds, request single-use face masks, and request supplies. Community members are invited to donate to the COVID Relief Fund, donate to the supply drive and volunteer to construct masks. […]

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United Way Seeks Volunteers For Season of Caring

This year, United Way of Racine County is transforming Day of Caring into Season of Caring. This extended volunteer opportunity will run until June 21, 2021, giving everyone the chance to make a difference through volunteerism all year. The United Way is currently collecting volunteer opportunities, both virtual and in-person, from local nonprofit organizations. The […]

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Mitchell School to Become Racine County’s Third Community School

Racine—Beginning in the fall of 2021, Mitchell School will transform into a community school through a partnership between United Way of Racine County and Racine Unified School District. Mitchell will be the third community school in Racine County, following Knapp Elementary and Julian Thomas Elementary. Community schools are part of United Way’s place-based LIFT (Link […]

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Jessica Safransky Schacht Accepts Role as United Way’s COO

As of August, United Way of Racine County has appointed Jessica Safransky Schacht as its new Chief Operating Officer.  Safransky Schacht succeeds former COO Karin Kirchmeier, who accepted the role of executive director at Partners for Community Development in Sheboygan. Safransky Schacht, a Racine native, has been involved with United Way since 1996, when she […]