To harness and activate the power of community across Cass and Clay Counties—resulting in a better tomorrow for everyone


We improve lives by activating resources to solve complex community issues and create lasting social change.


We Activate the Community | We have a unique ability to connect partners and resources to solve complex community issues. 

We Invest Strategically | We innovate the way people, organizations and systems work together to solve the most pressing complex problems in our community through our identified 4 BOLD Goals. 

We Empower Volunteers | We rally a community of change-makers to build connections, develop talents and make a meaningful difference. 

We Practice Stewardship | We ensure resources entrusted to us are invested efficiently and responsibly, with a focus on results.

We Ignite Social Innovation | We inspire the community to invest in everyone's tomorrow.

That's the Power of Community. Realized. 


At United Way of Cass-Clay, we embody equity and inclusion. The issues we strive to solve impact people of all background and identities. We know poverty doesn’t discriminate, and neither do we.

Through our work, we know the numbers and study and address the needs of historically marginalized populations. We serve all low-income families through education, housing, health, income stability and child-focused programs that provide opportunities for all families in our community to become stronger and healthier.

We have and continue to embrace opportunities to bring our community together with open hearts and minds. By listening and learning we can affect change.


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Helping people is at the center of all we do. Everything we have ever done or ever will do, will be centered on helping local individuals and families while addressing needs in our community.

United Way’s work goes well beyond our historical role of funding strong non-profit partners. Today we are leveraging our investments, resources, volunteers, and corporate partnerships to deliver transformative, measurable results.

United Way has undergone a dramatic shift in how we work to address needs in our community.  From a historic community chest with a broad charitable mission we have evolved into a critical community convener that mobilizes our partners, including businesses, community leaders, public officials, residents and non-profit organizations.