Join us to volunteer Jan. 18 - 20, 2014
Join your friends and neighbors in honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by taking part in a volunteer project over MLK Weekend.
For the seventh year in a row, United Way of the Columbia-Willamette and Hands On Greater Portland are teaming up to make it easy for you to take action across Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas, and Clark Counties and make a difference through volunteer service!
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Grant funding opportunities to build a stronger community
We are activating our focus on breaking the cycle of childhood poverty with two new funding categories: Community Strengthening and Community Transformation. NOTE: The initial phases of application for Community Strengthening are complete. The Community Transformation opportunity is currently open. Learn more about funding opportunities.
Let's break the cycle of childhood poverty together
We're excited to share with your our new focus on breaking the cycle of childhood poverty. With the input of many people throughout the community, our strategic plan to work towards this goal builds on the strong foundation that your support has helped us create, with a clearer focus on bringing all of our resources to bear on a single issue.
Move with us
This region is our home. The story of home promises a place for everyone — a place that offers security, safety, inclusion, prosperity. Yet too many in our community — our neighbors, our friends, our family members — aren't able to get ahead. The cycle starts early. Low-income kids become trapped in a cycle that becomes harder and harder to break as they get older.
Stand with us behind the idea that their success is our success. Together, we can break the cycle at the source — giving kids and families in poverty the chance all of us deserve.
We start by giving low-income kids a fair shot at success in school, which we know is a ticket out of the cycle of poverty. Yet generational poverty is complex, so United Way aligns resources to help children and the families that nurture them. We bring people together to make sure everyone has access to basic health care, stable housing, quality education and meaningful work. We engage people in our diverse communities to become leaders for positive change. Together, we create healthy, well-educated, and financially stable individuals and families.
United Way is mobilizing people across our region to do whatever it takes to build stronger communities. Whether you donate money, volunteer your time and talent, or use your voice to set priorities that lift up everyone in our community — we can do more together than on our own. We are better together.