In communities across America, more than 1,300 United Ways work to advance the common good by mobilizing the caring power of their communities. More than fundraisers, United Ways are partners in change, working with a broad range of people and organizations to identify and resolve pressing issues in our community.

To achieve measurable, lasting change, United Ways identify and build on community strengths and assets, help individuals and groups with specific community interests find ways to contribute their time and talents, support direct service programs and community-change efforts, and advocate for public policy changes.

All of this is done in collaboration with diverse partners. Depending on the issue and how the community chooses to address it, United Ways work with businesses, organized labor, government agencies, financial institutions, schools, community development corporations, voluntary and neighborhood associations, the faith community, and others. We all win when a child succeeds in school, when families are financially stable and when people have good health.

Underneath everything we are, underneath everything we do, we are all people. 

Connected. Interdependent. United. 

And when we reach out a hand to one, we influence the condition of all. 

That’s what it means to LIVE UNITED.

United Way is working to advance the common good by focusing on education, income and health. These are the building blocks for a good life-a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement, and good health. Our goal is to create long-lasting changes that prevent problems from happening in the first place.