Our mission is to mobilize the caring power of our community to improve the lives of people in need.
Today, more than ever in its 80-year history, United Way of Rhode Island is working to address the issues Rhode Islanders care about most. While United Way is always here to help people with immediate needs, our goal is to create long-lasting changes that prevent problems from happening in the first place. We believe that all Rhode Islanders deserve the opportunity to have a better life, as when any one of us succeeds, we all succeed. At United Way, we refer to it as “advancing the common good.”
More than a fundraiser, United Way of Rhode Island is a partner in change, working with a broad range of people and organizations to identify and resolve pressing community issues. Our work is done in collaboration with diverse partners. United Way of Rhode Island works with schools, government agencies, businesses, organized labor, financial institutions, community development corporations, voluntary and neighborhood associations, and the faith community.
To achieve measurable, lasting change, we identify and build on community strengths and assets, help individuals and groups with specific community interests find ways to contribute their time and talents, support direct-service programs and community-change efforts, and advocate for public policy changes that support our work.
Today, we invite you to join in the work of United Way of Rhode Island. Together, united we can inspire hope and create opportunities for a better tomorrow. That’s what it means to LIVE UNITED.