About United Way

United Way fights for the Basic Needs, Education and Financial Stability of every person in the community. By mobilizing individuals, corporate partners and the non-profit community, United Way does what none of us can do alone – provide a pivotal hand-up to those in need.

Healthy Food Initiative

The United Way of Greater Waterbury healthy food initiative helps 7,426 individuals per month.

To create a stable and healthy community, it takes volunteer leadership, expertise, commitment, proven strategies and ambitious fundraising efforts.

Everyone wins when a child enters school ready to learn, a parent can provide for their family and our neighbors have enough to eat, a roof over their heads and access to adequate healthcare. United Way of Greater Waterbury's ten-town service area includes Bethlehem, Cheshire, Middlebury, Prospect, Southbury, Thomaston, Waterbury, Watertown, Wolcott and Woodbury.

Funding Youth Programs

United Way of Greater Waterbury funds nine youth programs focusing on the developmental assets of youth in the 10 town region.

Mission

United Way of Greater Waterbury mobilizes financial and volunteer resources, while convening partners, to invest in approaches that address the needs of our community and measurably improve conditions for all.

Diversity Statement

Approved By the Board Of Directors, April 26, 2017

As a human service organization continuously seeking to deliver community impact and maintain high quality service to our donors and clients, the United Way of Greater Waterbury values diversity.

We understand the uniqueness of the individual, the power of the collective good and the importance of communities. It is with this insight that the United Way of Greater Waterbury promotes a climate that welcomes and respects the diversity of our donors, staff, volunteers and community partners. The dimensions of diversity include, but are not limited to, race, ethnicity, cultural orientation, national origins, sexual orientation, gender association, veteran status, religious beliefs, sex and age.

The United Way of Greater Waterbury is committed to incorporating practices that enhance diversity into all areas of activities, including the recruitment and retention of staff and volunteers. The United Way of Greater Waterbury is also committed to the funding of programs/initiatives that provide equal opportunity and access. In the implementation of this policy, the United Way of Greater Waterbury strives to invest in programs/initiatives that seek to advance the common good.

The Board of Directors and senior management team will provide leadership and collaborate with community stakeholders to ensure an environment that values diversity.