Since 1957 the Milford United Way has raised money to fund initiatives that support Milford’s most vulnerable residents across a wide variety of needs — education, health, financial stability, housing, food, childcare, youth services, disability services, and so much more.
In the links below, you can learn more about our funding activities and the issues we work on.
Our Partner Agencies — Every year, the Milford United Way provides support to over a dozen local partner agencies addressing specific needs of Milford residents. They are experts in what they do and provide excellent returns on our community investments. We lean on their expertise when creating new initiatives to address unmet needs in Milford, and provide an outlet for collaboration through our Nonprofit Executive Council program.
ALICE — Nationwide, the United Way works to research, raise awareness and create programs to address the needs of low-income workers. Milford is no exception to this pressing issue; nearly one-third of Milford households qualify as low-income through ALICE or federal measurements. The Milford United Way funds agency partners and programs to address the needs of those who struggle to make ends meet while living paycheck to paycheck.
Community Investment Overview — Every year, the Milford United Way reports its contributions to partner agencies as well as funding for United Way-run programs, including the CT United Way 2-1-1 line and the Milford United Way diaper closet and resident emergency fund.