On July 1, 2010, the former United Ways known as Heritage United Way, United Way of Merrimack County, Upper Valley United Way and the North Country United Way officially merged to form Granite United Way. On February 1, 2012 the former United Way of Northern New Hampshire became part of Granite United Way. Inspired by the strength demonstrated in the previous mergers, on January 1, 2013 the former Lakes Region United Way officially joined Granite United Way. That region is recognized as the Central New Hampshire region.
Our organization serves over half a million residents in NH and VT and covers nearly 80% of the state’s geographic territory. Unifying the already closely integrated United Ways was a logical step in creating various efficiencies that will improve program offerings and maximize donor dollars in each community.
In communities across America, approximately 1200 United Ways improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of their communities. More than fundraisers, United Ways are partners in change, working with a broad range of people and organizations to identify and resolve pressing community issues.
Here at Granite United Way, we are committed to investing in the areas of the community with the most critical needs – education, income and health. By focusing on these investment initiatives, we are helping people in a new way; we are breaking negative cycles and tackling the root causes of problems to create lasting change. Because we all win when a child succeeds in school, when a family becomes financially stable, when people have good health.
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