Hopeful for My Daughter's Future

This #WorldRefugeeDay, we're sharing Danait's story of resettling in Portland and creating a better life for her daughter.

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Communities for Kids

Together we're making communities stronger for kids in our region through volunteerism and responsive, one-time investments.

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The Power of Culture

An uncomfortable truth: virtually all of our modern systems have been shaped by a history of structural racism and disenfranchisement.

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At United Way of the Columbia-Willamette 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.