About Us

Our Vision

In our communities everyone can achieve their full potential, live a healthy life, and realize a positive future.

Our Mission

Connecting people, resources, and community so all children and families have the opportunity to succeed.

We are all united in the belief that what matters is results.

At United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley we focus on the building blocks of a good life, because we all benefit when we each have an education to help us reach our full potential, the income to support a family, and access to healthcare.

It is not enough to feed a hungry family or protect a child from violence; we need to change the conditions that led to hunger and violence in the first place.

We work together with businesses, government, schools, faith groups, the media, individual community members, and nonprofits - because it takes the whole community to get the kind of results we need.  We believe in advancing the common good through a strategic focus on the building blocks of a good life - education, financial stability, health and basic needs.

The ability to effect positive change begins with a single act: your decision to give in a way that matters to you.  Whether money, time, or your voice; your action is combined with those of your neighbors and together the power to make an impact is multiplied.

The generosity of our donors enables us to provide grants for outcome based programs and collaborative projects that address core needs and achieve lasting, measurable results.

Founded in 1937, United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley unites people and resources for a stronger community in our three-county region of Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties.  We are an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization governed by a local volunteer board of directors.  Our Tax ID# is 93-0395586.