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Heart of West Michigan United Way

Who We Are

Heart of West Michigan United Way unites community resources to reduce poverty in Kent County. Founded in 1917 and locally operated, Heart of West Michigan United Way has been an integral part of Kent County for nearly 100 years and plays a unique role in connecting community resources to pressing community needs through direct programming, community engagement, and partnerships with local nonprofit agencies, companies, donors, and volunteers. Learn more and find where you’re needed at

What We Do

As a long-time community leader, we convene and collaborate with other organizations throughout West Michigan to advance the common good, direct change, and create opportunities for a good life for all who live and work here.