Our Mission, Vision & Values


Capital Area United Way Mission  


Uniting people and resources to solve defined problems and improve the quality of life

for individuals and families in our communities.

Capital Area United Way Vision  


Be a catalyst for change that mobilizes a caring community to improve people's lives

Capital Area United Way Values

Our values support our vision, reflect what we most believe, allow us to be courageous,
shape our culture, guide our decision making and direct our resources.


Civic engagement & Advocacy

Capital Area United Way promotes a quality of life for all through formal and informal, political and non-political processes that address community needs. We support existing and develop new community leaders to help address social problems, strengthen community capacity and promote community-wide system change.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Capital Area United Way is committed to equitable treatment and diversity in all staff, volunteers and audiences, including full participation in programs, policy formation, decision-making and advocacy.  We acknowledge and honor the value and dignity of all individuals.

Continuous Learning & Improvement

Capital Area United Way acquires and uses data, knowledge and experience to create system change that helps build thriving communities. 


Capital Area United Way promotes the well-being of others through the solicitation of time, talent and financial treasures to causes that are consistent with United Way values.  

Strategy & Innovation

Capital Area United Way advances new ideas and bold strategies toward improving our community.

Collaboration & Synergy

Capital Area United Way promotes the power of a coordinated community approach to solving community issues and building capacity.

Our Work

Capital Area United Way supports tri-county programs and services that address complex health and human service problems. We believe that everyone in the tri-county area deserves opportunities to have a good life:  a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement, and good health and access to essential basic services.