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Dear Friends of MUW,
At Monadnock United Way, we fight for children, education and financial stability in every community throughout our region. These areas are critical to the success of our region's future and are the focus of our  Strategic Plan.
I'm pleased to report that in 2017 we made considerable progress in addressing the first of those areas - children. Impact Monadnock merged with MUW. We piloted our first collective impact initiative, the Home Visiting Alliance. We issued our first- ever request for proposals (rfp) focusing on children.
The results speak for themselves: read more here.
All my best,

Liz LaRose, President
Monadnock United Way

Download and read full strategic plan


Resilience: Free Film Screening & Panel Discussion


Thursday, February 15 6:30-8:30 pm

The Colonial Theatre, Keene

Please join us for an exciting event that will launch a new local chapter of the ACES Connection ( - Monadnock Thrives. The launch event will include a screening of the documentary, Resilience, and a facilitated discussion between panelists and audience members. 

We are launching Monandock Thrives as an online and in person community to help the Monadnock Region become more trauma-informed and... to advocate for the empowered parent role in the intergenerational transmission of healing:

join/attend/share far and wide!




For compete details, click here.


Monadnock United Way's Giving Tuesday
was a HUGE Success!
We want to thank everyone who was involved in making Giving Tuesday an unprecedented success for the Monadnock United Way. We set out to raise $10K in 1 day... and we are thrilled to announce that our total raised was $24,450!!! To our volunteers, friends, family, staff and board and all of our incredible donors, we are deeply grateful for your support and kindness.

It's Never Too Late to DONATE!

 Be a #muwgamechanger
2017-18 MUW Campaign

Watch Amanda's Story and hear how the power of collective impact—United Way partners, employers, friends and family, and even non-funded partners—can bring about positive change!

Impact Monadnock Merges with Monadnock United Way

Merger will support growth of the region’s Early Childhood initiatives 

Keene, NHImpact Monadnock, an early childhood development initiative in the Monadnock Region, merged with Monadnock United Way (MUW) on July 18, 2017. Founded three years ago, Impact Monadnock (IM) was created in response to research indicating that increasing support for early childhood development can have a powerful impact on the region’s long-term success in areas as broad as child well-being and the ability to graduate and earn a living in this region.

(Click here to read entire press release)

Read the August 10 article online at

Monadnock United Way 2016-2021 Strategic Plan:
Harnessing the Power of Community To Change Lives
In 2012, the Monadnock United Way (MUW) and the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation partnered with the NH Center for Public Policy Studies to conduct extensive research with a goal of uncovering gaps in the well-being of people living in the Monadnock Region. The goals of that study were to:
  • Identify major trends and community needs in our region
  • Identify evidence-based solutions to address those needs
  • Explore a systems approach to address the needs at the root cause
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