Frequently Asked Questions
What is United Way?
United Way is a local movement of volunteers, advocates, partners, and donors committed to advancing the common good by mobilizing communities around education, financial stability, and health. We are specific about these investment areas as they are the building blocks that everyone needs for a good quality of life, and they are the cornerstones of a strong, prosperous community. Remove any one building block, and the other two topple. Build them all up, and there is a strong foundation for individuals, families, businesses and the entire community. United Ways mobilize a network of cross-sector partners, volunteers, donors, and agencies to address the most pressing challenges in every community in order to improve people’s lives. Together we are ensuring that children and youth succeed, families are strengthening their financial stability and independence, and people are increasing their access to health care, nutrition, and healthy environments.