Catalyst Grant Helps Homeless Youth Access Legal Services

We can keep a child housed. I think that's important for people to know, what a gift or donation or catalyst grant is actually doing — what that means for kids in the community.

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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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Schools for Kids

We're helping kids from their earliest learning, through their high school graduation, show up for school prepared, confident and ready to succeed.

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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.