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United Way of Larimer County is committed to reducing poverty in our community by helping local children and families succeed in school, work, and life.
We’re building a movement to drive long-term, systemic change in Larimer County in three key ways:
1. Uniting People and Organizations
Our community is full of people like you with a passion to help others and make things better. United Way brings together people and organizations from across Larimer County, including nonprofits, schools, businesses, government, community leaders, volunteers, and donors, to address problems like poverty in a collective way. Together, we’re aligning scarce resources, sharpening strategies, and creating results that work better for everyone, especially kids and families in need.
2. Helping children and families succeed
Every year, thousands of our Larimer County neighbors benefit from United Way’s innovative partnerships, including Be Ready, Kids on Track, and Working Families Thrive, and our life-changing programs, like 2-1-1, Colorado Reading Corps and WomenGive. Together, we’re helping local children succeed in school, supporting families to become financially stable and self-sufficient, connecting people with food and shelter, and much more. By looking at the whole picture and addressing underlying causes, we are helping more of our neighbors create a future filled with promise and opportunity.
3. Empowering people to act
In Larimer County, we don’t sit on the sidelines while our fellow community members struggle. That’s why thousands of donors, advocates and volunteers have already joined our movement to change lives and strengthen our community, and we’re growing stronger every day. There is something for everyone, including opportunities to donate, volunteer, or spread the word. Your support of United Way is an easy, reliable, and strategic way to make a difference, not just today but for generations to come. No matter how big or small – your support makes a difference.
Vision: We lead the community to meet the needs of those in need.
Mission: To cultivate and mobilize community resources to change and save lives.
Leadership: We are the leader and catalyst for change in the business of caring and community impact. We are visionary and innovative in exploring alternatives and seek new ways to solve community problems. Our leadership is intentional, encourages and motivates. The community is inspired by our spirit and action.
Accountability: We hold ourselves accountable not just for action, but also for results, and communicating those results to the community. We are driven by the commitment to make a real difference in solving community problems in Northern Colorado. We set high standards for our own conduct.
Trustworthiness: The contributions made by donors, volunteers and agencies are investments in the future of our community. They trust us to be effective, efficient and responsible stewards of these investments. We foster a spirit of openness and our integrity is absolute.
Community: Our intimate understanding of community helps us build lasting partnerships. We believe great results come from working together. UWLC is energetic and passionate and we believe strongly that there is strength in diversity. We tirelessly pursue building stronger communities, meeting the needs for today and tomorrow. We are vital and resolute – a positive force for change.
Heart: We are about people helping people. We care deeply about the individual lives that are changed with our help. We understand the importance of being accessible and empathetic to all those we serve. We are passionate about improving the overall quality of life in Northern Colorado communities.
Strategic anchors are filters applied to the prioritization, execution and communication of activities. United Way of Larimer County has five anchors that support the organizational mission. These guide internal decision-making and provide a foundation to consistently present our DNA to the community.
Drives local impact to create opportunity. WE create opportunities to improve the lives of community members in Larimer County.
Commits to ethical stewardship. WE inspire trust with transparency.
Leads the non-profit sector as the workplace of choice. WE strengthen organizational reputation by embracing staff members' talents and fostering their passion.
Recognized as an innovator and industry leader. WE foster collaboration and collective giving, increasing measurable impact.
Catalyst for community engagement and collaboration. WE believe every person in our community has something to contribute.
Reduce Poverty by 50% by 2025.
Execute on a clear business model. The bold move we must make is to shift from "One great product marketed the same way to everyone" to "The right product to the right donor at the right time in the right way".
Create great individual experiences. We aim to engage people in ways they love in our new digital world: personal, online and in-person, year-round, and over a lifetime.
Reignite strategic corporate relationships. We aim to re-establish United Way as the Partner-of-Choice for companies by delivering unparalleled employee engagement, community impact, and business value via strategic agreements and network-wide account management.
Drive Transformational Giving. We aim to build a network of high-net-worth ambassadors, including a $10 Million Giving Society, who accelerate our impact and innovation worldwide.
Work together as one network. We aim to harness the power of scale to raise our operational performance and speak as one brand with one voice.
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