About Us

Together, we are The Power of Many. Working for All.

United Way of Dane County has been tackling Dane County’s toughest challenges for 98 years. With a mission to unite the community to achieve measurable results and change lives, we are committed to build a Dane County where everyone can succeed in school, work and life. Through strategic partnerships and collaborative work, United Way brings the many voices of Dane County together to find common ground and develop a strategic architecture for change, while engaging businesses and individuals to give, advocate and volunteer in Dane County.

 

Our Mission

Unite the community to achieve measurable results and change lives.

Our Vision

A Dane County where everyone can succeed in school, work and life

Equity Statement

We aim to increase economic stability and decrease racial disparity in all our work. For Dane County to reach its fullest potential, we commit to engaging and involving diverse communities in decision making, leadership and action to achieve equitable outcomes in education, financial stability and health. We honor differences and create safe spaces for all voices to find common ground in building one community.

Charity Navigator

For the 10th straight year, United Way of Dane County has received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator.

For the 10th straight year, United Way of Dane County has received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. This is the highest possible rating and indicates that our organization adheres to sector best practices and executes its mission in a financially efficient way. Attaining a 4-star rating verifies that we exceed industry standards and outperform most charities in our area of work and indicates that United Way of Dane County outperforms most other charities in America. This exceptional designation from Charity Navigator sets us apart and demonstrates our trustworthiness to the public.