United Way's goals for the community

In 2020, more than ever, examining the past has directed us toward the future. And we know the picture these statistics paint will not improve if we don’t act in a bold and decisive way with transparency and accountability guiding every step we make.

Making the results of the Community Needs Assessment public is the first of many steps we’re taking to bring donors, agencies and the public into our work and mission.

With higher visibility comes increased accountability. We want the public to know our plans for giving, the reasons behind our decisions and the results we achieve. Everything we do will be measured against these questions:

  • How are we helping children be prepared to learn and grow at school?
  • How are we connecting adults to career pathways that provide a living wage?
  • How are we connecting senior citizens to resources that provide basic needs and decrease effects of isolation?

Our Goals

Priority 1
Priority 1: Children in poverty
SCHOOL READINESS is our focus.

For every $1 million that we raise, 5,000 children will be ready for school through early education.

Priority 2
Priority 2: Working Age Adults
PATHWAYS TO A LIVING WAGE is our focus.

For every $1 million we raise, 1,000 adults will be connected to a path to a living wage job.

Priority 3
Priority 3: Seniors
ISOLATION RELIEF is our focus.

For every $1 million we raise, 5,000 seniors will receive services that provide Basic Needs and decrease harmful effects of isolation.