Make a Dad’s Love Count this Giving Season

Glenn, a father of twin daughters, struggled to find a roof over their head after losing his home. Learn how the kindness from community members like you helped Glenn and his family thrive.

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MLK Weekend of Service

Join us for MLK Weekend of Service - a weekend to honor Dr. King's legacy by volunteering in your community.

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United Way of the Columbia-Willamette Welcomes Cindy Adams as its New President and CEO

We're excited to welcome Cindy Adams as our new President and CEO beginning December 16, 2019.

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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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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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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.  

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

This Holiday season, through your support and generosity, you can make a lasting impact in our region by becoming a United Way IMPACT-OR. Give families a safe place to call home.

This Holiday season, you can help create sustainable change by giving a monthly gift. Sign up to be a United Way IMPACT-OR: A supporter dedicated to investing in our region’s kids so they are 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. But thanks to donors like you, Glenn received the assistance he needed to succeed. He now has a safe place for his daughters, a steady job and is able to thrive.