Since its founding in 1940 in Greeley, Colorado, United Way of Weld County (UWWC) has focused on discovering, funding, and developing programs that improve lives and catalyze social change. Today’s United Way brings individuals, businesses, foundations, and public and private organizations together to achieve lasting transformation. UWWC is one of almost 1,800 independent local United Ways worldwide that trace their roots to the first United Way, which was founded in 1887 in Denver, Colorado, as a collaborative organization addressing the city’s human services needs. United Way of Weld County’s mission is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community; we fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person.
United Way of Weld County invests in the community in four ways:
1) UWWC utilizes its management capacity to directly achieve programmatic results when community services are needed and United Way has the capacity to respond – similar to other nonprofit organizations, UWWC manages over a dozen direct service programs;
2) UWWC invests in nearly 100 Weld County agency programs using a number of strategies that assure decision-making is accountable and involves community volunteers and civic representation;
3) UWWC advances county-wide solutions by leading and participating in efforts that bring the community together for collaborative work; and
4) UWWC catalyzes innovative, responsive, resource-maximizing partnerships to provide inter-agency programming.
Since its founding in 1940 in Greeley, Colorado, United Way of Weld County (UWWC) has focused on discovering, funding, and developing programs that improve lives and catalyze social change. Today’s United Way brings individuals, businesses…