Our mission is to improve lives,strengthen communities,and advance equity

by mobilizing the caring power of people across our region.

Resilient Families

For 100 years, United Way of the Columbia-Willamette has been working to meet the needs of vulnerable families. Through our Resilient Families Initiative, we are building a more equitable and inclusive region where all families have the resources and opportunities to thrive.

Our three themes of resilient families are united in serving the goal of racial equity


Collaborating with community partners to create equitable educational systems where every child can learn, grow, and succeed

  • Albina-Rockwood Promise Neighborhood Initiative
  • Early Learning Multnomah County
  • Early Learning Washington County

Housing Stability

Increasing housing stability & accessibility through rental assistance, developing pathways and supporting advocacy.

  • Transitional Housing
  • Rental Assistance
  • Emergency Services

Disaster Response

Supporting disaster preparedness, relief and recovery by prioritizing communities of color & the needs of our community-based partners.

  • Rapid Response Disaster Fund
  • Healing Collaborative
  • Inclusive Messaging Campaign
  • COVID-19 Response