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.

GIVE. ADVOCATE. VOLUNTEER. LIVE UNITED.

Greater Ottawa County United Way supports, develops and implements a range of impact solutions that improve lives and create stronger communities. 

United Way works with organizations, community partners and supporters to create the building blocks of a better life for all by focusing on education, financial stability, health and basic needs.


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

  • $1 per week provides 180 meals for families in need
  • $2 per week provides transporation for students to attend 75 hrs. of after-school tutoring
  • $3 per week provides nearly $5K worth of prescription assistance
  • $5 per week provides 12 hours of trauma therapy for adults, teens or children
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.