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May 3, 2024

Go green at the UWCFD Environmental Nonprofit Expo

Want to get informed, inspired and involved in organizations dedicated to making our communities healthier, more resilient and better connected to the natural world? The UW Combined Fund Drive’s Environmental Nonprofit Expo is a great place to start. The expo will feature a dozen CFD-affiliated organizations that are dedicated to environmental conservation and sustainability. Join…


May 2, 2024

Support, educate or advocate this Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month in the U.S., as it has been since 1949, an opportunity to focus or refocus on self-care, acknowledge the importance of mental health and honor the courage of millions of people affected by mental illness. Many people prioritize their physical health, but mental health is equally important for holistic…


May 1, 2024

Celebrate AANHPI Heritage Month

May is National Asian American, Native Hawai’ian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month, an opportunity to celebrate the diverse people, cultures and communities whose contributions have greatly enriched American history, society and culture. The United States first recognized AANHPI heritage in 1978. A week-long recognition was extended to a month-long celebration in 1992 commemorating the…


April 1, 2024

Get inspired to make every day Earth Day

April 22 is Earth Day, as it has been since 1970, when it was established just a few months after congress created the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA, whose mission is to protect human health and the environment, laid the path to the several important pieces of environmental legislation, among them the Clean Air Act, Clean…


February 29, 2024

This Women’s History Month, celebrate champions of equity and inclusion

The roots of Women’s* History Month as a national commemoration run all the way back to March 8, 1857, when women from various New York City factories staged a protest over poor working conditions. The first Women’s Day celebration in the United States was in 1909, also in NYC. In 1911, March 8 was designated…


February 21, 2024

Tend to tender-age teeth during Children’s Dental Health Month

Each February, the American Dental Association promotes National Children’s Dental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of oral health—and habits of maintenance that should begin at a very young age. Why? Tooth decay is the most chronic disease of childhood, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), which reports that 2…


January 15, 2024

Be a guiding light: get inspired and get involved in mentoring

January may be most celebrated—or cursed (depending on your perspective)—as the season of new resolutions and fresh starts. But did you know it’s also National Mentoring Month? Since its establishment in 2002, January has been designated as a time to help others make fruitful starts and guide their success in school, work and life. Mentoring…


February 5, 2024

Black History Month: engage, explore and support Black arts, culture and community

February is Black History Month, a time to celebrate the achievements, influences and legacies of Black Americans. Also called African American History month—and, more recently, Celebration of the African Diaspora—Black History Month began as Negro History Week in February 1926, thanks to the efforts of scholar Carter G. Woodson. Black History Month was officially recognized…


October 27, 2020

Democracy In Action: How to Get Involved

It’s election season and many conversations are happening on the topic of civic engagement. Democracy in Action (DiA) looks different for everyone; it can be voting, reading the news, volunteering with a community center, and advocating for community goals. One way to support the community and the many efforts to pursue DiA is by donating…


May 22, 2023

Fire season 2023: Prevention tips and resources

In the western U.S., wildfire season has become longer, more unpredictable and more devastating to people and wildlife. Smoky skies and poor air quality are becoming the norm in the region. Being prepared by knowing how to reduce the risk of wildfires and how to protect people and property is essential to adapting to this…



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