Community by community, United Way works to elevate the quality of life for millions of people worldwide. As an interconnected movement, United Way transcends borders and cultures in pursuit of the common good.
United Way is a worldwide movement of nearly 1,800 community-based United Ways in 45 countries and territories. We advance the common good, creating opportunities for a better life for all, by focusing on education, income and health. The United Way movement mobilizes millions to action to improve the conditions in which they live.
Unlike other non-governmental organizations (NGOs), United Ways around the world engage all sectors—public, private and civil society—at the community level, mobilizing individuals so they become the change agents in their own communities to improve the conditions in which they live. By working at the local level, the United Way movement addresses the root cause of issues that affect families and individuals. And with United Way’s worldwide network, we have the depth, breath and reach to quickly scale up with ease and create positive change locally, worldwide.
Whether it’s helping small and medium enterprises build their capacity in South Africa, investing in youth mentoring programs in Brazil or Poland, providing relief and recovery to victims of the Taiwan typhoon, cleaning up slums in Mumbai, or dramatically reducing the rate of teen pregnancies in the U.S.A., United Way is a powerful force for change—locally, nationally and globally.
We are part of a worldwide movement:
- Chinese Taiwan
- Costa Rica
- Hong Kong
- New Zealand
- Puerto Rico
- South Africa
- St. Croix, USVI
- St. Thomas, USVI
- Trinidad & Tobago
- United Kingdom