United Way of Missoula County
For nearly 90 years, United Way of Missoula County (UWMC) has served as one of the county’s leading health and human service organizations.
Our mission is to harness the caring power of community to improve conditions in education, income, and health – the building blocks of a good life. Our United Way serves as a convener, leader, collaborator, champion and/or creator of broad, community-wide initiatives that find, implement, and evaluate solutions to pressing challenges in the areas of education, financial stability, and health. In partnership with the business, philanthropic, faith, nonprofit, educational, and medical communities, and the public sector, United Way programs and initiatives are working to decrease childhood obesity, reduce suicide, start children on the path to lifelong learning, improve health equity, end homelessness, and improve outcomes for children 0-5. A complete list of programs may be found at www.MissoulaUnitedWay.org.
United Way of Missoula County raises approximately one million dollars in private sources annually. Although funds raised in Missoula are granted locally, and we operate with substantial autonomy, UWMC is one of 1,800 community-based affiliates of United Way Worldwide, the nation’s largest privately supported nonprofit organization. With collective revenues of more than $4 billion, and a substantive presence in 45 countries, United Way Worldwide sets rigorous membership criteria and aspirational standards of excellence for its local affiliates. United Way Worldwide also provides its members with access to significant funds, training and networking opportunities, and award-winning branded materials and programs. Annually, all United Ways certify their adherence to high standards and comprehensive requirements in the areas of financial reporting, governance, ethics, diversity, and operations.
At UWMC, we hold ourselves accountable to these criteria and standards through our steadfast commitment to continually measure – in real terms – improvements in education, financial stability, and health. In partnership with diverse partners throughout our community, we continually aspire to excellence as we work to build a better, stronger, healthier Missoula for all.