Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement of Principle

We take the broadest possible view of diversity.

We value the visible and invisible qualities that make you who you are.

We welcome that every person brings a unique perspective and experience to advance our mission and progress our fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community.

We believe that each United Way community member, donor, volunteer, advocate, and employee must have equal access to solving community problems.

We strive to include diversity, equity, and inclusion practices at the center of our daily work.

We commit to using these practices for our business and our communities.

Join us in embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion for every person in every community.


Organizational Equity Statement

  • We recognize structural racism and other forms of oppression have contributed to persistent inequities which United Way seeks to understand and address.
  • We acknowledge that these inequities are the result of policies and practices that have worked, intentionally and unintentionally, to marginalize people of color.
  • We unequivocally denounce racism and race-based discrimination because it undermines the well-being and vitality of our communities.
  • Our United Way strives to listen and take action, especially along with those whose voices have traditionally been marginalized.
  • We work with residents and public and private partners to co-create solutions that ensure everyone has the resources, supports, opportunities and networks they need to thrive.
  • We commit to leveraging all our assets (convening, strategic investments, awareness building, advocacy) to create more equitable communities.
  • Our actions are guided by our foundational belief that we achieve the greatest outcomes when we Live United; when we focus on what unites us rather than what divides us.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement of Principle