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Experienced Community Foundation in Greater Cleveland, OH

Picture a community where families are healthy and financially stable; where our kids are well educated and on the road to reaching their greatest potential; where even those carrying tremendous burdens are safe and provided with the resources they need to help them become self-sufficient.

For more than 100 years, United Way of Greater Cleveland has been working to make this vision a reality. But we still have work to do, and we need your help to make it happen.

Improving Lives in Greater Cleveland

In Cleveland and throughout Cuyahoga County all people matter, and at United Way of Greater Cleveland we provide support to 115 local programs that benefit the health, education, financial stability and general well-being of those that need it most in the area.

As an independent nonprofit organization, we are driven by our dedicated volunteers. When it comes to making Cleveland a better place, we use the extensive research of more than 100 of our volunteers to decide which organizations or causes to support in the area’s battle with poverty. We invest in innovative solutions, passionate people, and ideas that work for our community. By collaborating within the public, private and nonprofit sectors, we can tackle systemic problems to create long-term change.

Please join us in creating a community where everyone prospers. Let’s join together and do something great for those who need our help.

History of United Way of Greater Cleveland


Our Mission

United Way of Greater Cleveland mobilizes people and resources by creating solutions that improve lives and our community.

United Way 2-1-1

Serving 26 counties and covering 3.5 million people in Ohio, the United Way 2-1-1 Help Center provides free and confidential 24-hour access to a compassionate professional who will review your options for help, develop a plan, and act as your advocate if you are faced with barriers to service. Simply dial 2-1-1 or chat with us for assistance. Se habla Espanol.

Learn More About United Way of Greater Cleveland

Our Leadership
Annual Report and Financials
Distribution of Funds

Our nondiscrimination policy

United Way of Greater Cleveland does not exclude, deny benefits to, or otherwise discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, medical history or genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identification, in admission to, participation in, or receipt of the services and benefits under any of its programs and activities, whether carried out by United Way directly or through a contractor or any other entity with which United Way arranges to carry out its programs and activities.

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