United Way fights for health, education, and financial stability
of every person in every community.
We unequivocally denounce racism and ethnic discrimination because they undermine the well-being and vitality of all communities. Our United Way network strives to engage community members and elevate the voices of those who have traditionally been marginalized.
We recognize structural racism/ethnic discrimination and other forms of oppression have contributed to persistent disparities that have existed in the past and persist in the present.
We acknowledge that these inequities are the result of policies and practices that work to marginalize entire populations of people.
Our United Way network seeks to dismantle disparities and strives to engage community members, especially those whose voices have traditionally been marginalized, in the shared work of fortifying equity and empowerment.
We partner with public and private partners to co-create solutions that ensure everyone has the resources, support, opportunities, and networks they need to thrive.
We commit to leveraging all of our assets (convening, strategic investments, awareness building, advocacy) to create more equitable communities.
(Note: much of the language above is adopted from the United Way’s Equity Vision in United Way’s Equity Framework: Strengthening Our Equity Muscle to Accelerate Impact, developed in collaboration with local United Ways.)