We just elected two members to our Board of Directors.

October 13, 2021

One of them is returning to serve a third term!  We recently elected two members to its Board of Directors. Eli Ashley is returning to serve a third term after a hiatus required by our bylaws, which allow only two consecutive terms. Anthony Georger is new to our Board. Eli Ashley, Community Volunteer, was born […]

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We just awarded an additional $35,000 in grants!

October 11, 2021

These funds will specifically target nonprofits with reach beyond Deschutes County.  Six nonprofits that serve Crook and Jefferson Counties, as well as the lands of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs have been collectively awarded $35,000 from our second round of grantmaking since this summer. In an effort to reduce barriers to accessing funding faced […]

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We just awarded $245,000 to 31 local & regional nonprofits!

August 9, 2021

Grants Will Help Community Members Thrive   Thirty-one Central Oregon nonprofits have been collectively awarded $245,000 as part of our annual grantmaking process. As an intermediary funder, we at United Way of Central Oregon (UWCO) support local, direct-service nonprofits that focus on a wide range of human health and welfare issues – from basic needs […]

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We just announced a request for proposals (RFP) from local and regional nonprofits to apply for Community Impact Grants!

April 26, 2021

Through grants, we at your local United Way of Central Oregon (UWCO) are working to ensure all community members are cared for by directing efforts and resources to where they will have the greatest impact, especially for individuals identified as being part of our community’s most vulnerable and marginalized groups.   To that end, we […]

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We Stand In Solidarity with Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities

March 26, 2021

Today is #StopAsianHate National Day of Action and Healing. Asian American and Pacific Islander lawmakers, community leaders, and organizers have chosen today to highlight ways that community members, businesses, and communities can work to end racism and targeted violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs). On March 16th, a gunman in Atlanta murdered 8 […]

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2020 was a historic year for us! We got a new name, a new grantmaking structure, new employees, and “TRACEs 2.0!”

February 12, 2021

2020 was a historic year, as it shone a spotlight on financial and racial inequalities in our region, in Oregon, and across the nation. Nearly 40% of Central Oregonians were already living on the edge before COVID-19. The pandemic and economic fallout deepened existing disparities. Having been a nonprofit grantmaking organization in our region for […]

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United Way of Central Oregon, along with other local United Ways, urges more transparency into UWW investigation and allegations

February 5, 2021

We are aware that United Way Worldwide has released a summary of the third-party inquiry carried out by a law firm investigating the allegations by multiple women describing harassment, improper conduct, sexual harassment, hostile work environment, and other serious charges at United Way Worldwide. These allegations were deeply troubling to us at United Way of […]

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United Way of Central Oregon does not condone any type of harassment, intimidation or retaliation

December 9, 2020

United Way of Central Oregon is aware of an article recently published in the Huffington Post referencing allegations of misconduct at United Way Worldwide. Our organization was not provided prior notice of these charges before they were reported publicly, nor do we possess any knowledge concerning the specific allegations. We want to make one point […]

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We distributed $500,000 of City of Bend CARES Act funding!

October 30, 2020

The funding is to support vulnerable populations in Bend.  In late July, the City of Bend allocated $500,000 to us at United Way of Central Oregon to assist vulnerable populations in the Bend community. The funding came from state-directed Coronavirus Relief Funds, which were part of the federal CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) […]

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We’re kicking off our annual fundraising campaign today!

September 24, 2020

We’re raising funds to build resilience, reduce disparities, and increase equity in Central Oregon! We’re officially kicking off our annual community fundraising campaign today (Thursday, September 24th)! And, we’re raising funds to help members of the community who are most impacted by current crises to recover and to build resilience, and to help local nonprofits […]

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