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About Us

What We Do

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

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.

 

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.

 

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.

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 third grade when they stop learning to read and start reading to learn.

Helping students reach essential reading benchmarks by 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.

Our Vision

We’re focused on reaching four outcomes shown to strongly impact the health, education, and financial stability of families to ensure that kids are successful in school and life:

  • 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.

  • Helping students reach essential reading benchmarks by third grade when they stop learning to read and begin reading to learn.

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

Our Values

  • Community Leadership: We work to inspire people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to contribute their time and talent to improve the lives of others. We act as catalysts for positive change and a convener of partnerships that unite hearts, minds and resources within our community.

  • Compassion: We care about each other and share a commitment to improving our community.

  • Equity & Inclusion: We respect all members of the community and actively reach out to engage diverse members and points of view for greater understanding.

  • Impact: We work collaboratively and effectively and strategically to create opportunities for a better life for all. We invest in meaningful solutions that make a measurable, recognizable difference.

  • Innovation: We promote creativity, flexibility and encourage ideas to enhance and improve our effectiveness.

  • Integrity: We practice care, compassion and honesty in the stewardship entrusted to us by our community.

  • Volunteerism: We give people the opportunity to connect their passion and live their values.

 

 

Tackling Complex Social Problems through Collective Impact

Collective Impact

Collective impact brings people together to achieve social change. Key stakeholders from different sectors work to solve a specific problem while utilizing a unified agenda, shared measurements, and consistent communication so that everyone is working toward a common goal. A strong backbone organization guides the efforts and ensures each piece of the work succeeds.

 

 

Our Partners

As the backbone organization to several collective impact initiatives in Lane County, we provide the support that helps the groups function and succeed.

Learn more about our collective impact partnerships by visiting their websites

Funded Partner Spotlight