Your gift makes a powerful, positive impact!


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



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 51 effective programs run by 38 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 62,000 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.