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OUR WORK


United Way of Greater Cleveland is committed to mobilizing the caring power of Greater Clevelanders to advance education, income and health in our community. 

Charity Navigator Four Star CharityAnnually United Way helps 450,000 Greater Cleveland residents by supporting health and human service programs focused on education, income and health. For example, to help kids graduate, United Way supports youth development programs to provide mentors and tutors for low income youth. Many United Way programs reach out to families to help them overcome financial setbacks and get on the path for a positive future by providing job training and financial literacy education. And United Way funded programs offer prescription assistance and address other components to support healthy living.

United Way 2-1-1 answered 252,000 calls for help last year with food and shelter assistance being the top requests. 2-1-1 also is the Kindergartner Readiness line and the call to action for the Defending Childhood initiative designed to help kids exposed to violence. And this rich community resource is available 24/7.

To further this work and have an even greater impact on our community, United Way of Greater Cleveland's board of directors moved our United Way to the community impact model in 2012. The model encourages community members to participate in advocacy and volunteerism in addition to campaign. Community impact is less about helping one person at a time and more about changing systems to help all of us.

It’s Living United.

Join us. Together we can make our aspirations a reality.

Give Now

United Way of Greater Cleveland mobilizes our community to give, volunteer and advocate to advance education, income and health. But we can’t do it without you. Whether you are a new donor or a loyal contributor, your support can help strengthen our community at this critical time.

Click here to donate to United Way of Greater Cleveland

How I Live United

When we reach out a hand
to one, we influence the
condition of all. That's what
it means to LIVE UNITED.

We want to know how you
LIVE UNITED. How do you get involved? What organizations, causes and communities are close to your heart? How do you "Give. Advocate. Volunteer."?

Send us your story.

Upcoming Events

Rock the Catwalk
A Spring Fashion Show and fundraiser will be held at The Cleveland Museum of Art Thursday, May 1, 2014. Hosted by the Women's Leadership Council. Details >>



Our Mission

We mobilize people, organizations and resources in a focused effort to advance education, income and health in our Greater Cleveland community.