How Local Youth Leveraged Catalyst Grant to Educate the Portland Police Force

Learn how the United Way Catalyst Fund helped create better relationships between youth and the PDX Police Department.

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Celebrating Parent Voice

Take a look at this year's annual PAC celebration and why parent voice is so important in a child's education.

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Testimonials From Our Board Members

Find out what United Way of the Columbia-Willamette's board members have to say about the reason behind joining our mission.

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A is for Accountability

As a member of the early learning initiative team, I’ve witnessed the power parents can have in improving early learning systems and why accountability is key.

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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.