United Way’s story is an inspirational one. In 1887, a Denver woman, a priest, two ministers, and a rabbi got together… It sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, but they didn't walk into a bar; what they did do was recognize the need to work together in new ways to make Denver a better place. For more than 125 years, United Way has evolved to meet the needs of the times. Today, the world needs United Way—and you—more than ever.
OUR BEHAVIORS. How we work together, deliver on our strategy, and look to the future:
Find Common Ground, Forge Trust, Drive Forward, Commit and Believe.
OUR WORK. We create positive and permanent change by forging unlikely partnerships, finding new solutions to old problems and mobilizing the best resources. But we don't do it alone. Now more than ever, communities need help. They need hope. United Way surrounds a community’s most critical problems—and we fight.
OUR FOCUS. We are the problem-solvers, the hand-raisers, the game-changers. We fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community.
OUR MISSION. United Way Worldwide’s mission is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good.