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Your Gift Makes a Powerful, Positive Impact!

Each year, United Way of Ottawa and Allegan Counties run community campaigns to raise money to improve the education, health and  financial stability of the people in Ottawa and Allegan Counties. The donations received are invested back into each community through programs run by local nonprofit agencies as well as United Way programs like the Lakeshore Housing Alliance, My Free Taxes, and SingleCare. Your gift stays local, directly helps residents of Ottawa and Allegan County. Plus, through leverage with our programs and partners, for every $1 you give, the community receives $4.37 of community benefit. Now that is a great investment!

  • $1 per week provides 180 meals for families in need
  • $2 per week provides transportation for students to attend 75 hrs. of after-school tutoring
  • $3 per week provides nearly $5K worth of prescription assistance
  • $5 per week provides 12 hours of trauma therapy for adults, teens, or children

We invite you to join us. Volunteer your time, advocate for those in need, and make a financial contribution that helps people in your community thrive.



All dollars donated in (or designated to) Ottawa or Allegan County stay in that County. United Way improves lives in part through a rigorous community investment process that invests the community’s generosity in programs run by local nonprofit agencies that are making a difference in education, health, and financial stability. The process is transparent, volunteer-driven, and ensures that every dollar donated is spent wisely where it is needed most.

Ottawa and Allegan County United Way does more than fund programs. We build relationships and partner with the people, organizations, and businesses throughout the community who bring the passion, resources, and expertise needed to get things done. Together, we assess and address the community’s most pressing and prevalent needs while working toward long-term solutions that prevent problems from happening.

United Way streamlines your charitable giving. With one donation, you assist our neighbors at every age and stage of life, from expectant mothers to young children, youth, working families, children and adults with disabilities, vulnerable seniors, and more. The dollars invested in local programs leverage even more dollars from other funding sources. 

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