Creating Change

The rising income and opportunity disparities hurt us all. All of us contribute to help the 1 in 4 people in our community that live in poverty, so that everyone can reach their full potential through greater access to education, jobs and safety net services.

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We partner with people of all backgrounds to make a collective impact that extends well beyond traditional grant-making.

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    Understand

    We understand our community’s greatest needs and opportunities, as well as the people and programs that can help.
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    Invest

    We invest in the best quality local programs and most-promising solutions.
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    Collaborate

    We collaborate with community and government leaders to improve and align human services systems to better serve people.
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    Connect & Engage

    We connect people to services 24/7 through our United Way 2-1-1 helpline and engage through community outreach.
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    Strengthen

    We strengthen nonprofit infrastructure by developing community leaders for a more equitable human services sector.
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    Adapt & Innovate

    We monitor progress, understand what’s working and make adjustments to achieve better outcomes.
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Education & Jobs

Education and job training are essential for people to reach their full potential, leading to a living wage and a stronger economy. From cradle to career, we work to ensure that all people meet academic and developmental milestones that lead to success in college, career and life.

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Safety Net

When basic needs are consistently met, children are ready for school and adults are ready to work. Safety net strategies help people and families get the support they need to stabilize their lives, move toward self sufficiency and reach their full potential.

Kimberly Greene-Delanghe
"I grew up getting food from the food shelf sometimes. When I got into farming I wanted to grow really good food for people who couldn’t access or afford it otherwise. "
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See how we're doing.

United Way helped touch the lives of more than 1 million people across the 9-county region last year. Check out our progress in the annual Community Impact Report.

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Help us create change.

We’ve seen incredible things happen when a community comes together, and we can’t do it without you.