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About Us

Our Mission

To improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of community to advance the common good.

Our Vision

All individuals in Ottawa County achieve their full human potential

United Way works with organizations, community partners and supporters to create the building blocks of a better life for all by focusing on four impact areas: education, health, financial stability and basic needs. Through four initiatives, we work to address these needs. The four initiatives are: ReadyLearnSucceed, AccessPreventThrive, EarnSaveBuild and FoodShelterSupport.

When you give to United Way, what can your donation do?
Here are a few examples:

$1 per day:

  • Pays for a quality preschool learning experience for two low income students
  • Provides utilities for a family in transitional housing for up to 3 months

$1 per week:

  • Pays for one office visit to see a health clinic physician for an individual that is under-insured or uninsured
  • Will provide a month of nutritionally balanced meals for an adult while attending a day care program
CLICK HERE to view more than 50 programs United Way supports in Ottawa County.
CLICK HERE to read stories about the people helped by United Way and our community partners.