Funded partners help the United Way advance its mission of enhancing the quality of life in our community by helping those in need. While we fund a variety of initiatives directly, our work wouldn't be complete without funding programs across Monongalia and Preston counties through our Funded Partners. Together, we are able to build a stronger and better community by developing resources and creating partnerships to empower individuals to improve their lives.
When you see the "United Way Funded Partner" logo in these organization's entries, on flyers, and at the bottom of websites, you can trust they've gone through a rigorous "Standards of Accountability" process to become one of our Funded Partners. Find out more about our funding process here.
American Red Cross
Prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and generosity of donors.
Funded Programs: Disaster Cycle Services
Bartlett Housing Solutions
Provides emergency, transitional, and permanent housing (using the "Housing First Model"), as well as meals, life skills training and comprehensive case management services to homeless individuals and families to promote self-sufficiency and end the cycle of homelessness.
Funded Programs: Nitor Transitional Bridge Housing, Emergency Triage Shelter
Boy Scouts - Mountaineer Area Council
Serves youth in north-central West Virginia by providing them with programs that build character, provide citizenship training and develop personal fitness.
Funded Programs: Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Scout Reach
CASA for Kids
Advocates for abused and or neglected children so they can be safe, regain permanence and have the opportunity to thrive within a loving and healthy family environment.
Funded Program: Child Advocacy, Pilot Program: Preston County Forensic Interviewing
Catholic Charities West Virginia
Works to alleviate, prevent and reduce poverty through direct service and programs that provide basic needs and opportunities for improving the well-being for all people in need.
Funded Programs: Monongalia Wellness Pantry, Preston Wellness Pantry
Assists residents of Monongalia and Preston counties with emergency financial assistance, food orders, free clothing, household items and kitchenware, resume, interview and job application assistance, as well as a Jobs for Life training program and referrals to additional community resources.
Funded Programs: Career Closets, Emergency Financial Assistance
Food For Preston
Works to secure food, funding, and volunteers for 10 food pantries and the backpack feeding program to fight hunger in Preston County.
Funded Programs: Backpack Feeding Program, Food Pantry
Legal Aid of West Virginia
Helps to ensure fairness in the justice system by providing free assistance to eligible individuals and families facing civil legal issues affecting their health, safety, economic security and other basic needs.
Funded Program: Domestic Violence Assistance
Milan Puskar Health Right
Provides access to primary care, medications, mental health, dental, vision and case management services to low-income uninsured or underinsured residents including Medicaid recipients. Also promotes health through direct practice, education and advocacy.
Funded programs: Community Dental Partners, Primary Care Program, Friendship Room, Mental Health Program
Monongalia County Child Advocacy Center
Provides a child-friendly and safe environment where child abuse victims and their families are interviewed, educated and healed.
Funded Programs: Child Advocacy, Preventative Care Children Project
Morgantown Area Meals on Wheels
Prepares and delivers affordable meals to clients in their homes, enabling them to meet their nutrition needs. Is an independent, community-based nutrition program affiliated with the national Meals on Wheels Association of America.
Funded Programs: Nutritious Affordable Food for All Who Need Us
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Mountaineer Area Robotics
Promotes high school robotics team to enhance interest in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and well-rounded life capabilities. Also, part of FIRST Robotics, a nationwide organization of robotic teams.
Funded Programs: MARS
On Eagles' Wings
Uses the therapeutic power of horses to improve and enhance the lives of those with physical, cognitive and psychosocial disabilities.
Funded Programs: Therapeutic Riding
Operation Welcome Home
Helps veterans gain meaningful jobs by removing common barriers to employment and placing them with employers that understand the value of a veteran.
Funded Program: Veteran Job Readiness
Helps people with disabilities find great jobs and live independent lives by providing job training, placement and support services.
Funded Programs: Job Creation & Retention, Evaluation & Training
Preston County Workshop
Provides employment evaluations, job training, employment placement, safety training, personal hygiene, and other related services. Also certified by the State of West Virginia as a Community Rehabilitation Center.
Funded Programs: Farming Project
Proliteracy Worldwide/Literacy Volunteers
Provides free tutoring for adults to improve their reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Provides community literacy-based clubs/groups and the Ruby Read Mobile Library and more than 20 little libraries.
Funded program: Literacy Volunteers of Monongalia and Preston Counties
Rape and Domestic Violence Information Center
Provides emergency shelter, counseling, support groups, advocacy, community education, and volunteer opportunities confidentially and free of charge. Provides a community-based comprehensive service that advocates for the equal rights of all individuals to have control of their lives without violence or threat of violence.
Funded program: Rape and Domestic Violence Information Center
The Salvation Army
Cares for the total family by providing social, counseling and faith-based services. Also home to the area's only hot dinner program.
Funded Programs: Monongalia County Hot Feeding Program, Preston County Emergency Assistance, Pathway of Hope
Scott's Run Settlement House
Provides social services to individuals and families in need by offering programs and services that meet the most basic needs.
Funded Programs: Food Pantry, Backpack Feeding Program
The Shack Neighborhood House
Provides year-round academic enrichment, healthy living, social diversity and recreational programs for area children, teens and families. Other services are minor home repairs, distribution of personal care items, baby supplies and community use of facilities.
Funded Programs: After School/Youth Program, Happy School, Home Repair/Rehabilitation, Junior Volunteerism
Spark! Imagination and Science Center
Inspires children and their grown-ups to learn, discover and grow together through interactive exhibits, special events and educational programs that explore science, engineering, healthy habits and much more.
Funded Programs: Museum for All, STEM-Based Educational Programs
Provides in-home care for elderly, ill and disabled residents of Monongalia County. Aides provide personal care, light housekeeping, transportation, and respite. Also operates before and after-school programming.
Funded Program: Home Health Aide Program
West Virginia Caring
Provides advanced illness care - palliative, hospice and bereavement support for individuals and families regardless of their ability to pay since 1983.
Funded Program: Bereavement