United Way

Alexandria, VA • United Way fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community.

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United Way


United Way is a foundation focused on philanthropy. With $219m in revenue and 260 employees, it is a relatively large organization. United Way is headquartered in Alexandria, VA. The organization is notable for its healthy financials, spending 95% directly on its programs. In recent tax filings, the organization reported expenses of $147m.

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United Way


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Mission and Work


UNITED WAY WORLDWIDE is the leadership and support organization for a global network of nearly 1,800 community-based United Ways in more than 40 countries and territories. Headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia - with employees around the world - the United Way network serves nearly 61 million people annually, supports 2.9 million volunteers, and engages nine million donors. United Way fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community. By galvanizing the caring power of communities, forging unlikely partnerships, finding new solutions to old problems, mobilizing the best resources and inspiring people to make a mark in their own backyard. United Way is more than a fundraiser. It is a hand raiser. A game changer. No matter the obsticles. No matter the odds. United Way surrounds a community's most critical problems - and United Way fights.

Program 1

$76.8m annual program spend • DONOR ADVISED GIVING (Domestic and International) - The United Way Donor Advised Giving Program (DAF & IDAG) facilitates grants to domestic and international organizations, based on recommendations by program contributors, that meet programmatic or geographic interests of both the donor and UNITED WAY WORLDWIDE. Through DAF and IDAG, donors can provide funding for grants to a variety of charitable/non-governmental organizations, such as schools, orphanages, hospitals, community development and research centers and a network of United Ways in the United States of America and other countries around the world. Grants can be used for charitable purposes in a particular country, region, or field of interest and support a specific charitable organization inside or outside the United States.

Program 2

$18.0m annual program spend • U.S. NETWORK - The UNITED WAY WORLDWIDE U.S. Network team provides governance, resources development, program and capacity building support and training to United Way members within the United States of America. In addition, the U.S. Network team supports member grant distributions services, community building, national agencies' support, volunteer development, early childhood development, financial stability, 2-1-1 initiative and Born Learning. It also provides regional and national supportive services to member United Ways, such as crisis response technical support and disaster long-term recovery fund management (e.g. in 2017 funds were established for long-term recovery efforts related to Hurricanes [Harvey, Irma, and Maria], Earthquakes [Mexico], and Wildfires [California]).


$15.4m annual program spend • UNITED WAY WORLDWIDE seeks to make a positive difference and have a measurable impact of enduring consequence by focusing on access to education, financial stability, and healthy living. The Impact, Strategy, and Innovation team provides thought leadership, training, and support for community impact program solutions and products through the execution of the United Way business model at the local community level. It also supports member United Ways' development of strategic plans based on an impact growth imperative, management of strategic initiatives, and creation of capacity to scale innovation across the United Way network.

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Grants made

These are some of the grants United Way has made in recent years to other charities.


United Way of Greater Atlanta

Atlanta, GAWhat are we about? United Way brings together people and resources to tackle complex community issues and drive change to help our community thrive.
2 grant(s) totaling $490k


1% for the Planet

Burlington, VTWe are a #globalmovement inspiring businesses and individuals to support environmental solutions through annual membership and everyday actions.
1 grant(s) totaling $1.1m


Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands

St Thomas, VICommunity Foundation of the Virgin Islands is a foundation private grantmaking foundation. Founded in 1992, Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands is headquartered in St Thomas, VI.
1 grant(s) totaling $490k


United Way FL Keys

Key West, FLUnited Way FL Keys is a foundation focused on philanthropy. With $2.2m in revenue and 5 employees, it is a mid-sized organization.
1 grant(s) totaling $349k


Save the Children US

Fairfield, CTJoin Save the Children to give girls and boys in the United States and around the world a healthy start, an education, and protection from harm.
3 grant(s) totaling $497k


Family Health International

Durham, NCFHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions.
2 grant(s) totaling $528k


United Way Dallas

Dallas, TXUnited Way Dallas is a foundation focused on philanthropy. With $57.8m in revenue and 135 employees, it is a relatively large organization.
2 grant(s) totaling $1.3m


American Red Cross

Washington, DCEvery 8 minutes the American Red Cross responds to an emergency. Support the Red Cross. Join us today by making a donation.
1 grant(s) totaling $1.9m


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Memphis, TNSt. Jude Children's Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer.
1 grant(s) totaling $548k


At&t Foundation

Dallas, TXAt&t Foundation is a foundation focused on scholarships, student financial aid services, and awards. Founded in 1985, At&t Foundation is headquartered in Dallas, TX.
1 grant(s) totaling $756k


United Way/Collier

Naples, FLUnited Way/Collier is a foundation focused on philanthropy. With $2.6m in revenue and 10 employees, it is a mid-sized organization.
1 grant(s) totaling $377k

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