About Us

Why United Way

Our vision is a community where opportunities are available for every child to succeed in school and for every family to achieve financial security.

United Way brings people and resources together to address immediate needs and finds long-term solutions to challenging problems.

We do this by investing in programs and services, leading community change initiatives, and mobilizing resources and volunteers to ensure that:

  • children succeed in school;
  • people get jobs and are financially secure;
  • people are healthy; and,
  • basic needs are met during tough times.

We don’t do it alone and we can’t do it without you. Join us.

Our United Way is headquartered in Hartford and serves central and northeastern Connecticut. We’re part of the United Way Worldwide network that engages nearly 1,800 communities across more than 40 countries and territories worldwide.

United Way Worldwide is the largest privately-funded nonprofit in the world, creating solutions that build stronger communities. United Way Worldwide improves education, strengthens financial stability and makes communities healthier.

Locally, we connect people with causes that they care about through United Way. As an individual or as an organization, you can get involved by volunteering or giving to our local community.