Each year from September through March, 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 50+ effective programs run by 40+ local nonprofit agencies as well as United Way programs like the Lakeshore Housing Alliance, Students LIVE UNITED and FamilyWize. Your gift stays local, directly helping approximately 25% of Ottawa County residents. Plus, through leverage with our programs and partners, for every $1 you give, the community receives $3.50 of community benefit. Now that is a great investment!

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.