Leading with Equity

…in every aspect of our work, from our interactions with the public to our engagement with donors and our allocation of resources across communities.

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Volunteer Spotlight: Larry Kotan

April is National Volunteer Month! See what motivates this longtime volunteer leader to give back.

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Free Tax Prep Assistance

Families may qualify for free tax preparation through several United Way partners.

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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.