Support a safety net for our community in the wake of COVID-19

Learn how your local United Way and you, can provide support for families in need during this crisis.

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Coronavirus Statement: What We Are Doing

Our first concern is for the safety and wellbeing of the community and our staff; find out what are we doing to stem the spread of the outbreak

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Census Equity Fund of Oregon: Funding an Equitable 2020 Census Count

Learn how The Census Equity Funders Committee of Oregon (CEFCO) is working to create an inclusive Census count for 2020.

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Community Voices Count: A Promise Neighborhood Initiative

As a Lead Community Researcher, Carolina leads teams of researchers and volunteers, completing surveys to understand how the Albina Rockwood Promise Neighborhood Initiative (ARPNI) can better serve kids and families.

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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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When we invest in our region’s kids, we free the future. 

Help end childhood poverty, discrimination and help vulnerable families receive the resources they need to thrive and succeed in the Portland metro area by donating 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 and 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.  

This new year, you can make a lasting impact in our region by becoming a monthly donor; your support and generosity will provide families stable housing, giving their kids the chance to be free from poverty and free to reach their full potential.

By joining our IMPACT-OR program, you're making a continued effort to not only help local kids and families in our region, but to also help bring about systems change, helping generations to come. With a monthly gift, you can make lasting, sustainable change in our community.


As a single father of two, Glenn found himself struggling to maintain a job and provide basic needs for his twin daughters, from food on the table to rent -- at times forced to sleep in shelters and friends' homes to provide a roof over his daughters’ heads.

Thanks to donors like you, families like Glenn's received the assistance he needed to succeed. He now has a safe place for his daughters, a steady job and is able to thrive.