Our Work

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

United Way takes a research-based approach to our work. We start by working with many people and organizations to produce the Community Assessment for Ottawa County every three years. From the research done as part of the assessment, United Way has identified four impact areas where we focus our work: Education, Financial Stability, Health and Basic Needs.

Through the Community Investment (CI) process, United Way funds 58 programs of 44 nonprofit organizations located in Ottawa County.

We also collaborate and develop initiatives, programs and collaboratives to identify and meet needs not addressed by currently existing programs funded in the CI process.

View the 2015-2016 Impact Report to learn more about our impact in Ottawa County.