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United Way of Erie County is a local social impact organization on a mission to crush poverty in our community. We envision a collaborative community where all students succeed and all families thrive. That's LIVING UNITED.

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Together, we envision Erie County as a place where every student succeeds and every family thrives.

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It will take all of us, working together, to achieve our goals and reduce poverty in Erie County.

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Diversity Equity & Inclusion Statement: United Way remains an inclusive organization committed to this mission and vision and rejects all forms of prejudice, discrimination, racism and violence.

Diversity is valuing the differences of ideas, experiences, and individuals without regard to race, religion, color, gender identity, nationality, sexual orientation, physical challenge, or age.

Erie County is changing. It is becoming more ethnically and culturally diverse; and this diversity brings with it many advantages as well as many challenges. To assure that future generations are able to enjoy the richness of this diversity, we must cultivate opportunities, and encourage more participation throughout all facets of our work and interactions in the community.

  • We believe we are strongest when we are most inclusive.
  • We seek to involve every segment of the community in every aspect of our work.
  • We believe that out of involvement, understanding and commitment will evolve.
  • We are committed to a proactive stance in managing the challenges of the future; in doing so, we will be able to attract new volunteers, new employees, and new donors.

Our goal is to have our board of directors, management, staff, and volunteers representative of the community and genuinely demonstrate the principles of diversity which enrich our community.

United Way of Erie County is a proud signee of the Nonprofit Partnership’s Diversity Equity & Inclusion Pledge.