Thanks to your support we served over 97,000 kids and families

Read our 2018-19 annual report to see the impact of your gift

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Catalyst Fund

The Catalyst Grant offers a wonderful opportunity to fund important organizations in our region through one-time investments. The newest cycle to submit a Catalyst Grant application for the 2019-2020 Fiscal Year is officially open from August 26 - September 30, 2019.

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Local Youth Continue to Make Change in the Portland Police Force With Help From Catalyst Grant

Two high school students are developing an innovative way to make a real change in the way the PDX Police Force interacts with youth.

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Investing in Students and Their Families

With the help of the Successful Families 2020 program, MyLin was able to graduate high school and achieve her dreams, no matter what obstacles she faced.

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Donor Spotlight: Barbara and Bette

Long-time donors, and a United Way employee, Barbara and Bette have been impacting their community through giving.

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Help end childhood poverty, discrimination and homelessness in the Portland metro area and donate to United Way of the Columbia-Willamette, where we have a simple, ambitious vision – to invest in our region’s kids so they are free from poverty, in order to be free to reach their potential.

For nearly 100 years we’ve been connecting and supporting the people, nonprofits, businesses and government agencies working hard to make our region a better place for everyone. We’re partnering with over a hundred of the best nonprofit organizations to focus on schools, families and communities and provide solutions to the challenges created by poverty.  

When we invest in our region’s kids, we free the future. 
You can make sustainable change in our community by becoming an IMPACT-OR: A person dedicated to investing in our region’s kids so they are free from poverty and free to reach their potential.

By joining us to be united for impact, you're making a continued effort to not only help local kids and families in our region, but to change systems that poverty creates, helping generations to come.