Impact Report 2020-21

Our 2020-21 Impact Report is here. For 100 years, your local United Way has been the place where our region joins together to help one another, find out how your support is driving sustainable change for kids and families across our region.

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Resources on Wildfires and Heat Safety

We've put together a list of resources to support families affected by the wildfires

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UWCW condemns recent hate incidents against Asians in Portland

Message from our Board Chair, John Ewert and President & CEO, Cindy Adams

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Building Resilient Families

Thousands of families are struggling to recover from the economic impacts of COVID-19. Our Resilient Families Initiative aims at helping families impacted the most.

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Wildfire Response and Recovery Fund: Impact Summary

Read about how our Wildfire Response and Recovery Fund is supporting families impacted by the fires.

See our latest round of grantees

At United Way of the Columbia-Willamette our mission is to improve lives, strengthen communities and advance equity by mobilizing the caring power of people across our region.

We’re working hard to create a future where kids in our region are free from instability and worry so they can be free to play and discover, free to learn and grow.

For 100 years, United Way of the Columbia-Willamette has been on the ground helping those in need. We have a simple, ambitious vision – to invest in our region’s kids so they are free from poverty, free to learn, grow and reach their potential.

When the COVID-19 crisis hit, we quickly responded to the surge in demand for social services. With vetted nonprofit partners across our four counties (Clackamas, Multnomah, Washington Counties, OR and Clark County, WA), we quickly mobilized a Community Safety Net to provide vulnerable families with access to critical services such as short-term housing assistance, utilities assistance and access to food.

We are grateful to donors and community members like you who continue to support us during this unprecedented time of need.

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.


COVID-19 Resources

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 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:

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UWCW COVID-19 Employee and Guest Vaccination Policy

Beginning on September 1, 2021, in order to access the United Way Building at 619 SW 11th Ave, staff and visitors will be required to present either a verification of their COVID-19 Vaccination status or a negative COVID-19 test from 24-48 hours prior. Verification must be presented to the onsite Building Manager beforehand or alongside the required guest survey to be completed when entering the building. Acceptable forms of verification include a completed vaccination card, a scan or photo of a completed vaccination card, or a PCR Test showing a negative COVID-19 test from up to two days prior to the scheduled visit. Individuals attempting to enter the building without proper verification will be barred entry until the requisite proof can be provided, without exception.

For questions or more information, please contact our Building Manager, Alex Feliciano at or 503 228 9131.