Continuing your tradition of giving with a gift to United Way’s endowment fund is an extraordinary statement of your generosity and commitment to your local community. When you make plans to leave a legacy gift, you are acknowledging the issues that impact our community today while ensuring that those issues continue to be addressed tomorrow and into the future.
United Way’s programs support local residents, helping them when they need it the most.
United Way is:
Local: United Way raises funds locally and invests locally. United Way provides expertise about local issues and brings people together to help the most vulnerable and tackle the most pressing social challenges.
Accountable: United Way is accountable – to donors and partners in the community. Accountability and transparency are key values of United Way and our website reflects this, making its annual report, financial statements, allocations and grants available and accessible. United Way KFL&A is trusted in the community and is proud to be recognized by Charity Intelligence on their top 100 Rated Charities list.
Meeting immediate needs: United Way focuses on the most vulnerable members of our community, funding programs in local agencies through grants. United Way works with local agencies to understand and address immediate needs as they arise.
Collaboratively addressing root causes: United Way brings the community together to work collaboratively across sectors to address root causes of issues like youth homelessness, poverty, and food access. The United Way’s focus is on prevention and long-term impact for these issues.
United Way KFL&A raises funds locally and invests them locally for maximum impact. Through your support:
74,083 people were helped locally through 61 agencies and 127 programs last year
- 29,647 children and youth accessed programs to reach their highest potential
- 18,047 people were helped by programs and initiatives supporting personal wellbeing and safety
- 26,389 people were helped by programs and initiatives in meeting their basic needs and moving them out of poverty
View the 2021 Community Impact Report for further information on how funding was distributed in 2021.