Hillsdale County United Way is proud to be a recognized leader in building a stronger, more self-sufficient Hillsdale County by bringing together the hearts, minds and resources of all our citizens to make a measurable impact on our community’s most pressing human service problems.

What we do
Together with our local agencies we fight poverty in Hillsdale County by meeting basic needs, improving educational achievement and increasing financial stability. We measure our own success by how well we deliver and monitor services provided to Hillsdale County residents. With the help of local programs funded by our United Way and the generosity of community members like you we will continue to make a difference in our community.

How we do it
Funding – Thanks to the generous support of community members like you, United Way funds organizations and agencies that serve individuals and families in three key areas: meeting basic needs, improving educational achievement and increasing financial stability. We aim to make the largest and most lasting impact in the community through a competitive grant funding process that rewards outstanding organizations with measurable results. In 2009-2010 we partnered with 11 organizations/agencies and contributed designated funds to an additional 10 organizations.

Community Partnerships – Big problems require big solutions. United Way builds the kind of community partnerships necessary to help solve the problems of poverty today. As a member of local Coalitions and active participants in local agency meetings, we are able to contribute to the development of local plans to end homelessness and poverty in Hillsdale County. Hillsdale County United Way would like to thank a few of our largest sponsors:

  • Big Brother Big Sister – Big Brothers Big Sisters’ mission is to provide children, primarily from single parent families, throughout Hillsdale County,a one-to-one relationship with an adult volunteer, to assist in their social, emotional, and character growth and development in preparing them to be healthy and functional adult members of society.
  • Proven Provider – Proven Provider is all about helping customers find proven products and services. Whether you are looking for movers, plumbers, or a roofer, Proven Provider can help you find the best local products and services. The team at Proven Provider also dedicates much of their time to giving back to the community.
  • Domestic Harmony – Domestic Harmony promotes non-violent, non-abusive domestic relationships. They also provide victim, assailant, emergency and prevention services, a batterer’s violence prevention program and legal advocacy.

**For a complete list of our partners check out our partners section here.

What you can do
There are many ways that you can contribute to your community through the United Way….

Give: Make a monetary pledge to your community and watch your dollars create
positive impact in your community. You can give through payroll deduction, one
time donations, Bill Me, and through major gift giving. You have the option to
designate your donation to a particular cause or to the community fund.

Advocate: Join us in advocating for services for those in need and for the United Way
community campaign. Every dollar really does make a difference. We
need people like you to help create a successful campaign.

Volunteer: If you have time to give please consider the United Way. We have several
programs that could use some friendly assistance. For more information
on volunteer opportunites please call 517-439-5050 or email

Hillsdale County United Way
43 North Street
P.O. Box 203
Hillsdale, MI 49242