Your gift makes a powerful, positive impact!

Each year, Greater Ottawa County United Way runs a community campaign to raise money to improve the education, financial stability, health and basic needs of the people of Ottawa County. The donations received are invested back into the community through 48 effective programs run by 37 local nonprofit agencies as well as United Way programs like the Lakeshore Housing Alliance, Students LIVE UNITED and FamilyWize. Your gift stays local, directly helps more than 70,000 Ottawa County residents. Plus, through leverage with our programs and partners, for every $1 you give, the community receives $4.37 of community benefit. Now that is a great investment!

CLICK HERE to view our latest Community Assessment to learn more about the needs in our community.

  • $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

We invite you to join us. Volunteer your time, advocate for those in need and make a financial contribution that helps people in your community thrive.


Greater Ottawa County United Way is a 4-Star Charity, the highest rating given by Charity Navigator.