Working with United Way

Capital Area United Way has become synonymous with caring and helping children, families and individuals. But we can't do it alone. That's why we're engaging partners within our community to provide innovative solutions to some of the community’s most critical challenges.


Asset Independence Coalition

The Asset Independence Coalition (AIC) brings together resources and the community to help families in mid-Michigan gain greater financial stability by providing financial assistance with services including, Tax Preparation through Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Capital Area United Way is proud to serve as the fiscal sponsor for AIC.




Capital Area Mentoring Partnership

The Capital Area Mentoring Partnership (CAMP) is a coalition of mentoring programs throughout the tri-county area that works collaboratively to provide the highest quality service to children and youth. Capital Area United Way’s commitment to CAMP includes financial and operational support of an Americorps VISTA coordinator.




Capital Area College Access Network

The Capital Area College Access Network (CapCAN) is a collaborative community network dedicated to increasing college and post-secondary readiness, participation, and completion. The network includes representatives from education, higher education, business, nonprofit, philanthropy, and government stakeholders.  CapCAN targets our support and services to low-income, communities of color, and first-generation students. The CapCAN staff are members of CAUW and are housed in the CAUW’s office at the Marshall Street Armory





A community service partnership dedicated to helping improve the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities by helping to make prescription medication more affordable and more accessible for all.  FamilyWize offers resources such as prescription savings cards, a drug price lookup tool and wellness newsletters that are all free and require no eligibility criteria.




Lansing Promise

A scholarship program designed to transform the lives of students, families and the Lansing community by offering a promise of hope for Lansing’s youth. The Promise is an award offered to graduates of public and private schools within the Lansing School District (“LSD”) boundaries by providing the financial assistance necessary to obtain a two-year degree or its equivalent at an eligible school. Students who are striving to successfully complete their high school education will be met with several scholarship options for post-secondary education through two powerful higher education institutions – Lansing Community College and Michigan State University.  Capital Area United Way is responsible for the financial administration for Lansing Promise operation and houses the Promise’s corporate office.





Mason Area Community Fund







Organized Labor