Our Mission

Our mission is to create opportunities for a better life for all.

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Who We Are

We're investing in the youth of Lane County.

Our vision is to create a community where all kids can be successful in school and life because we believe healthy, successful kids are the best investment in our future.

We work toward this vision by assessing the need and creating a plan, raising funds and investing in the community, mobilizing people to action, and measuring results.

 

What We Do

We focus on ensuring kids are
successful in school & life.

 
 
 Providing tools that end the cycle of poverty so all kids have a home and nutritious food every day.

Providing tools that end the cycle of poverty so all kids have a home and nutritious food every day.

 
 Ensuring that kids have the early math, literacy, and social skills for a successful start.

Ensuring that kids have the early math, literacy, and social skills for a successful start.

 Helping students reach essential reading benchmarks by the end of third grade when they stop learning to read and start reading to learn.

Helping students reach essential reading benchmarks by the end of third grade when they stop learning to read and start reading to learn.

 
 Equipping youth with the knowledge, skills, and support necessary to reach their potential and pursue their dreams.

Equipping youth with the knowledge, skills, and support necessary to reach their potential and pursue their dreams.

How We Do It

The Building Blocks of United Way

We believe in the power of community. We bring people together to understand the needs in Lane County, work together to solve complex problems, and develop a plan to achieve positive outcomes. We raise money to invest in local solutions, and encourage volunteers and experts to get involved. Finally, we measure results, make changes, and keep Lane County moving forward.

 Plan and assess. Raise funds. Mobilize people to action. Measure results.
 Plan and assess. Raise funds. Mobilize people to action. Measure results.
 
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Your Dollars at Work

Your dollars help improve lives & enrich our community.

 
 

$3,100,000

raised in local donations.

110,000

individuals served through United Way funded programs.

57,752

hours of volunteer service contributed.

Donate

When you give to the United Way Live United Fund, we use our expertise to invest your dollars wisely and work toward making life better for everyone in Lane County.

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Make a Difference

Volunteer

The powerful benefits of volunteering your time have a positive impact on the community and you – when you do something good, you feel good and the community improves! Let us connect you with opportunities that are right for you.

2,286

volunteers donated their time to volunteer with us in 2017.

45 +

companies partnered with us for volunteer projects in 2017.

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Partnerships

United Way brings together people and resources to tackle complex issues.

 

Our Sponsors

Support United Way and connect with the community through a corporate sponsorship. Show that your company cares while helping us spread the word about our crucial work.


 

Our Partners

It takes all of us working together to make a difference. That’s why we rely on strong partnerships from businesses, non-profits, and individuals.