Improving Lives and Our Communities
Stamford, Connecticut’s third largest city, has played an important economic role to our state and our nation since the American Colonial era. The city is home to many large corporations, and has grown in recent years, with new residents attracted to its economic health and cultural vitality.
As with much of the New York metropolitan area, residents in Stamford contend with a high cost of living which greatly impacts all aspects of daily living: housing, childcare, food and transportation.
Despite the city’s prosperity, 29% of Stamford households are ALICE and struggling to afford basic needs.
Stamford residents are burdened by housing costs: 55% of the city’s renters and 44% of homeowners spend more than one third of their income on housing, which stresses household budgets at all levels.
United Way supports a number of initiatives to have the greatest impact on Stamford’s most pressing areas of need, to move one step closer to ensuring that every child enters school ready to learn, every family is financially stable and every community we serve is healthy and strong. Learn more about Our Work
Stamford Community Council
Our Community Councils represent each of our locales, focusing on local priorities and identifying community needs. We thank our dedicated volunteers who share their knowledge and time as members of our Stamford Community Council.
Thomas J. Berta
First County Bank
Luis F. Diez
Keep America Beautiful
Wofsey, Rosen, Kweskin & Kuriansky, LLP
Mill River Park Collaborative
Shipman & Goodwin LLP