United Way of Central Oregon fights for the health, education, financial stability, and resilience of every person in our Central Oregon community.
These four areas are irretrievably bound to the success of every child, every individual, every family, every community, and every economy. They are interconnected and, when strategically addressed, conspire to create communities where all people thrive.
We are convening around imbalances and building a map forward, so that when today’s kids are tomorrow’s adults, they can thrive. We are moving upstream to address the root cause of issues that are immediate today, so that they don’t exist tomorrow.
We are investing in future solutions to the challenges that we have historically addressed through funding, such as basic needs, safety net, and prevention. While we will continue to address issues that are happening right now, we are simultaneously moving upstream to address the root causes of issues that are immediate today, so that they don’t exist tomorrow. Funding the immediate is necessary, but not sufficient.
Building on our 69-year tradition and assuming a strong role in convening and collaborating with our Central Oregon community allows us to address these root causes of critical issues affecting our community. We remain focused on our community’s human and social service needs to improve lives and create measurable, sustained change in our community.
Every year, we launch a community campaign to raise funds used to address the most pertinent, unmet needs of individuals and families in our Central Oregon community. This campaign includes not only companies and corporate leaders, but also employees from businesses and nonprofits all over our region, and from community members.