It’s an organization of agencies who serve the needs of the community by applying the goals of self help in health, welfare and youth guidance services. One campaign each year keeps the cost of raising funds low so you can be assured most of
every dollar goes directly to services.
United Way Worldwide (UWW) is the national service and training center supporting member United Ways by helping them pursue dual strategies of adding value to the community and conducting cost-effective, donor-oriented fundraising to increase financial resources. In 2022, nearly 1,100 United Way organizations are members of UWW. United Way Worldwide is governed, as are local United Ways, by a volunteer board. UWW’s mission is to respond to, support and serve local United Way member organizations to help increase the organized capacity of people to care for one another.
Our cost to be a member of United Way Worldwide is 1.5% of the total amount pledged at campaign time. From this, we receive a national advertising and promotion program, a partnership with the National Football League, training for United Way professionals and volunteers, support to national companies that want to cultivate a year-round relationship with United Ways, a national database for several types of information including fundraising and fund-distribution statistics as well as measuring and demonstrating impact in all activities undertaken, a national network allowing United Ways to share best practices and other information, and fair-share credits to attend many different training workshops.