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United Way Worldwide

United Way Worldwide is the leadership and support organization for the network of nearly 1,800 community-based United Ways in 45 countries and territories

United Way goes beyond temporary fixes to create lasting change in communities by bringing people and organizations together around innovative solutions. United Way works to improve millions of lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good and create opportunities for all. Our collective focus is on education, financial stability and health—the building blocks for a good quality of life.


*Blue indicates Countries with United Ways

United Way’s global network provides the foundation for increased community impact in all communities. It consists of interdependent capabilities distributed at the global, regional, national and local levels, strengthened by centers of excellence. Each local United Way is an independent nonprofit with its own Board of Directors and control over local planning, decision-making and investments.

For more information on the United Way Worldwide network, visit the UWW website. Also, see the historic timeline for the United Way movement HERE.