We believe it’s possible to break the cycle of poverty

August A. Napoli

In Greater Cleveland, United Way’s annual campaign has done an outstanding job meeting many of the basic needs people have right here and right now.  And surely there’s no lack of brainpower here. There are resources and brainpower, yes. But the third and most important component is WILL. We need the WILL to make change happen. — 2018 Annual Meeting Remarks

UNITED WAY OF GREATER CLEVELAND IS A REGIONAL SUPPORT SYSTEM.


By connecting donors and causes, we inject resources and action at the core of poverty to significantly improve the basic needs of local people through a network of charitable service-providers.

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WE ARE:

  • An independent nonprofit organization relentlessly dedicated to building empathy for the profound needs of our community.
  • The largest private-sector funder of health and human services.
  • Supported by volunteers who oversee all aspects of United Way’s operations, including human resources, finance, strategic planning, marketing, fundraising and fund distribution.
  • Bold. Human. Direct. Relatable. Fiery. Straightforward.

OUR MISSION

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

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, national origin, disability, sex or age 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.