Our Impact


Across Wisconsin, over a third of households struggle to afford the basic necessities of housing, child care, health care, food, and transportation. 

2018 United Way ALICE Report

ALICE, an acronym which stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed, is a way of defining our families, neighbors, and colleagues who work hard, earn above the federal poverty level, but not enough to afford a basic household budget. 

To access the ALICE Report, please visit the Research Center for more information. 

Click here to access the ALICE Simulator.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to those who generally make $57,000 or less who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. Our VITA program partners with NWTC in Marinette and utilizes IRS-certified volunteers that provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.


If your household earned less than $66,000, you can file both your federal and state returns for free using MyFreeTaxes.com. This is the only free, national, online tax filing product offered by a nonprofit. United Way has made it available to over 100 million U.S. taxpayers as part of our fight for the financial stability of every person in every community.