About

OUR VISION

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

OUR MISSION

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

WHAT WE DO 

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. 

OUR EVOLUTION

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.