The mission of the Grove City Area United Way is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community. In support of this mission, the GCAUW has identified the following funding areas, listed in order of priority:

1. Crisis Intervention - ensure individuals have adequate food, safety, housing and warmth

2. Supporting Vulnerable Populations - individuals at risk of being in crisis and who may have an ongoing need

3. Strengthening Families and Promoting Self-Sufficiency

4. Helping Children and Youth Succeed

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While the match program for Giving Week is over, the need doesn't end! Please feel to make a gift at any time.

Giving Week Progress:


  Programs Supported by Your Donations  

The Grove City Area United Way provides grant funding to 11 organizations that support Grove City area residents: AWARE, Children's Aid Society, Christian Assistance Network, Community Counseling Center of Mercer County, Girl Scouts Western PA, Grove City Community Food Pantry, Grove City Community Library, Grove City Education Center for Adults, Grove City YMCA, Meals on Wheels and Salvation Army Grove City Service Unit. We also operate our own programming: Stuff the Bus, Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, Day of Caring and the Food for Kids weekend food program for Grove City Area School District students.

  Needs that Cannot beMet without Your Help  

It has become increasingly more difficult to meet our annual fundraising goal of $200,000 - businesses have left our community that were long term and very strong supporters of our United Way. GE was once a $50,000 annual contributor and Instron over $30,000. It is difficult to make up those kinds of losses and still support the critical services and programs that we do. It is essential that we continue support of our locally grant funded organizations as they help to maintain the strength and stability of the Grove City community.