The pandemic continues to test our community and collective strength. As we shift to a path toward resiliency, we remain committed to racial equity in our mission and work, and our longstanding partnerships with culturally-specific as well as culturally-responsive organizations to ensure our recovery efforts reach the families and communities being hit the hardest by COVID-19.
Find out how your support has helped our community in our COVID-19 report.
United Way’s Safety Net funding mobilizes nonprofits across our four counties (Clackamas, Multnomah, Washington and Clark, WA) to help individuals and families meet their basic needs.
If you or someone close to you is need of access to support services and programs such as food assistance, rent and utility assistance, childcare, healthcare, etc. during the COVID-19 pandemic, please contact 211info.org or dial 2-1-1. We also compiled a list of resources from government agencies, partner organizations and media outlets to help you navigate this crisis:
Supporting the 2020 Census
The 2020 Census faces unprecedented challenges. With underfunding that has led to substantial cuts in outreach to groups who have been historically underrepresented, United Way of the Columbia Willamette (UWCW) is committed to a fair and accurate census count and acknowledges the best chance to achieve this is through targeting Hard to Count (HTC) communities.
UWCW is serving as the fiscal agent and backbone agency for the Census Equity Fund, working with a collaborative of philanthropic organizations forming the Census Equity Funders Committee of Oregon (CEFCO). CEFCO is supporting the community’s capacity for census engagement with HTC communities.
Participate to reduce the undercount in the 2020 Census