Pay It Forward

When Andy was growing up, United Way provided his family with the resources they needed to succeed. Now as a long-time donor, he's giving back. Join Andy by helping local families in need and your donation with be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $10,000.


"I Open Up a lot of Eyes:" Donor Spotlight on Andy Le

As an 8-year-old, Andy knew how United Way made a difference in his family's life. Now, he's doing his part to give back.

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Karen with Chair Castro and Commissioner Timmons-Goodson.

Reducing Racism in Our Communities: A Q&A With Civil Rights Leader Karen Narasaki

Meet a civil rights activist who has used her political role to speak out against racism.

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Renew and Raise the EITC for Oregon's Working Families

The Oregon legislature can help struggling working families like single mom Landra Glover by renewing and raising the Oregon Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).

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A Year United Made Possible By You

Our 2017-18 Impact Report is here - take a look and see how you made a difference for kids and families in our region.

See your impact

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. 
You can make sustainable change in our community by becoming an IMPACT-OR: A person dedicated to investing in our region’s kids so they are free from poverty and free to reach their potential.

By joining us to be united for impact, you're making a continued effort to not only help local kids and families in our region, but to change systems that poverty creates, helping generations to come. 

Now, for a limited time, you can double your impact. A generous donor will match your monthly gift dollar-for-dollar for the first 12 months up to $10,000.