We Fight for Financial Stability
More than $17.2 million was invested this year into financial stability programs to support hard-working, low-income families who, despite their efforts, can’t make ends meet. 79,758 people benefited from programs targeting sustainable employment, affordable housing, managing budgets and increased assets.
- 12,978 tax returns in Central Florida were submitted free of charge, keeping hard-earned dollars in the pockets of families who need them.
- 1,089 low-to-moderate income households claimed the Earned Income Tax Credit with United Way’s help, returning an average of nearly $2,000 per family.
- 520 school-age children and their families were provided case management to reduce mobility and stabilize finances, so that the kids can focus on school.
- Each dollar given to the School Readiness Program is matched with $15.67 from the Florida Office of Early Learning to serve additional children. By providing a grant to our partner agency, United Way was able to bring an additional $5.5 million to the community to help provide affordable healthcare to families in need.
- 32,048 people were able to improve their financial stability, ranging from case management for homeless families to training to improve employability, through a United Way-funded program or service.