Manistee County Lives United!

Since 1942, United Way of Manistee County has been in the business of improving lives and building stronger communities. Each year, requests for funding are diligently reviewed by volunteers to ensure that contributions are invested in programs that work.

As it looks toward the future, United Way will continue to respond to donors’ concerns and collaborate with others to address critical needs. Be apart of your local United Way. Give now, volunteer, or learn more about our current campaign.


The ALICE Project - (Asset Limited Income Constrained Employed)

United Way is committed to ensuring that our communities are viable places to live and work. To do that, we promote current research, community dialogue, and data-driven policy solutions. These elements form the basis of one of United Way’s broadest and fastest-growing initiatives – the United Way ALICE Project.

ALICE was coined by United Way in 2009 after a pilot research project looked at the low-income population in affluent Morris County, one of the five founding communities which merged in 2011 to become United Way of Northern New Jersey. The original study focused primarily on data from 2007, largely before the effects of the economic downturn, known as the Great Recession, were widespread.


Download the Michigan ALICE 2017 update report - Click Here

View the complete report and program online here

2017 Kids Count


FamilyWize Program


“It is a privilege to be a part of such a wonderful organization in Manistee County. I am pleased to have the chance to continue our support of the United Way!”

-Josh MacFern