United Way partners with Microsoft for new equity-focused technology fund

Nov. 21, 2023 (Racine, WI) — United Way of Racine County is proud to announce a collaboration with Microsoft that will facilitate the creation of a new equity-focused technology fund.

The fund, which will officially launch on Dec. 1, will help local nonprofits address disparities and support under-resourced communities through the use of technology.

President and CEO of United Way of Racine County Ali Haigh expressed excitement over the opportunities this fund will provide.

“Technology is an integral part of our daily lives,” she said. “This fund will utilize all of its capabilities to create more opportunities and paths to services for marginalized populations in areas like mental health services, education and increased wages and job readiness to name just a few.”

Bob Reitinger, Microsoft’s Datacenter Community Affairs Regional Lead, echoed Haigh’s statements. 

“We are proud to partner with United Way of Racine County,” he said. “They have a proven track record of creating impactful change in Racine County, and we are confident that the work that comes out of this new fund will facilitate better outcomes for under-resourced populations in our community.”

Information about the fund, including how to apply, can be found at UnitedWayRacine.org/ETT