The Power of Many. Working for All.

For every dollar donated through United Way, the return is more than six times in total community impact. Together, more families maximize their potential, more people provide help where it’s needed most and more generosity is unleashed for the common good.

Learn more about what United Way of Dane County is doing

Thank You to Our Generous Centennial Champions

Leading the way in fueling vital resources and inspiring others to give.
Thank you to our generous corporate partners who are supporting a matching challenge fund during our Centennial Campaign! Their investment in our Community Resource Hubs – United Way 211 and United Way Volunteer Resource Center – will further increase United Way’s ability to innovate and be a catalyst for change for the next century.

Our Mission

Unite the community to achieve measurable results that change lives.

Our Vision

United Way of Dane County will be a catalyst for inclusion and systemic change to address the needs of our community.

Sometimes an internet search doesn’t cut it. United Way 211 is here to help you navigate those tough issues. We’re available 24/7 and offer free, confidential assistance. Every day we connect people with local programs and services that can help. Find help today.

Thanks to you, We made a big impact in 2021!

We are so proud of the work we’ve been able to accomplish together over the past 100 years – but there’s still so much work to be done. This year is a special opportunity to celebrate this incredible milestone while also ensuring another century of impact and innovation for our community. Click below for ways that you can give, advocate and volunteer.


The impact on local students and families participating in education programming in 2021:

1 %

saw improved parent child interaction and/or parenting knowledge
(2,043 families with children aged 0-5).

1 %

improved their social/emotional and non-cognitive skills — related to motivation, integrity and personal interaction
(1,132 students in Grades 6-8).


The impact on individuals participating in income programming in 2021:

1 %

were employed at $15+/hour
(456 individuals).

1 %

maintained housing and
avoided eviction
(2,051 individuals).


The impact on dane county residents participating in health programming in 2021:

1 %

completed goals in programs focused on cultural safety and responsiveness to trauma for BIPOC communities
(3,425 individuals).

1 %

saw improved health outcomes in programs that address the needs of BIPOC communities
(2,377 individuals).

Get Help

No one is immune to hard times; with United Way’s 211 you can feel confident that you are not alone in your time of need. Call or click today and get connected to the most comprehensive database of resources in Dane County.
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