The United Way for Cortland County is a local nonprofit organization that, with the help of hundreds of volunteers, strives to identify, address, and resolve human service needs in Cortland County. The agency exists to obtain charitable contributions from corporations, businesses, and individuals and to finance human services in Cortland County. United Way is the most organized, efficient and accountable system for investing in your community. United Way for Cortland County is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of 21 community residents.
The United Way for Cortland County, which was founded in 1938 as the Community Chest, is one of some 2,200 individual, autonomous United Ways across the country.
United Way does not receive any state or government funding, but relies solely on the generosity of community residents. United Way for Cortland County provides funding to approximately 31 different human service programs at 13 local member agencies throughout the community.
The campaign, while it is our most visible activity, is only part of what our United Way does. A small professional and support staff supports the volunteer efforts by planning and following up on campaigns, producing information and materials, recruiting and training volunteers, conducting community research, and coordinating human services information in our community. We are also charged with organizing and conducting the SEFA (State Employee Federated Appeal) campaign for our county and implementing any FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Assistance) funds that are received by agencies in our county. – less – More from ZoomInfo »