Disaster & Crisis Resilience

Building Community, One Bite at a Time

Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022

Hunger is not an insoluble, nor an isolated, issue. This ethos drives the work of Clackamas Service Center, a non-profit based in Clackamas County providing community, food, hygiene and resilience to families and individuals seeking it.

Early Learning

Learning STEMs From Understanding

Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022

Promoting wellness and growth in early education while living through unprecedented times has been a trying and difficult task for United Way of Columbia-Willamette’s team at Early Learning Washington

Disaster & Crisis Resilience

Dialing In Distress

Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022

In an increasingly digital world, picking up your phone and calling an information line seems horribly outdated.

Disaster & Crisis Resilience

2020 Wildfire Report

Monday, Mar. 8, 2021

In September 2020, Way of the Columbia-Willamette (UWCW) launched a Wildfire Response and Recovery Fund, to help families suffering devastating loss caused by the wildfires in our region. In times of disasters, we’ve heard from our nonprofit partners on the ground that communities of color are disproportionately affected.

Disaster & Crisis Resilience

Building Brighter Futures Through Childcare

Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021

Like so many families across our region, Tracy and Jeremy existed in a gray area where they made just enough to be disqualified from many safety net programs, but not enough to be able to pay for all their basic needs like rent, healthcare and especially childcare. 


Celebrate Black History Month

Monday, Feb. 1, 2021

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role they played in U.S. history. Also known as African American History Month, the event was the brainchild of noted historian Carter G.


United Way Announces Substantial Gift from MacKenzie Scott

Monday, Dec. 21, 2020

The transformational gift from author and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott will allow United Way of the Columbia-Willamette to further advance racial equity as our community and families continue to recover from the economic impacts of the pandemic.  


End of Year Message from Our CEO

Friday, Dec. 18, 2020

This extraordinary moment we all find ourselves in requires that I am especially thoughtful in the reflections I share with you — our supporters, partners and community — about United Way of the Columbia-Willamette’s response to 2020 and what we learned in the process.


Critical Moments of the Year

Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020

This year saw an unprecedented number of challenges across our region. Here are some critical moments of 2020 that your generosity and support helped make possible.

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