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Amanda Gorman, America's youth poet laureate who captivated so many in the recent Superbowl and Presidential Inauguration, wrote this poem for United Way last year. Inspired by the work she saw United Way tackling during COVID-19, she titled her poem Live United, to motivate people during dark times. Her words elevate the importance of taking care of each other. She captures the promise, possibility, and potential of galvanizing the caring power of communities. Amanda's clarion call "to be hope-sighted" is uplifting; every time we watch this video, our hope is renewed. 

Since the pandemic began in mid-March 2020, United Way has raised and distributed $1 billion to help communities respond, recover, reimagine, and rebuild. Across the world, we've helped more than 27 million people. With our far-reaching network of 45,000 corporate partners and 29,000 grassroots collaborators, United Way is experienced at serving people’s needs, and expert at crafting creative solutions that work. Some of the work that inspired Amanda is spotlighted on this website.  

But the work is far from over. Just as COVID continues, so does United Way's fight for an equitable, stronger, better future for all. 

With your support, we can help every person have an equal opportunity to thrive. Strong communities need a strong United Way. Now more than ever, we need to Live United.

United We Fight, United We Win

Together, we’re continuing to navigate an uncertain time. There may be an end in sight, but COVID-19's damage will take years to overcome.

Our work is far from over. United Way is committed to ensuring communities become stronger, more inclusive, and more sustainable as they recover.

With your support, we can help every person have an equal opportunity to thrive.

Start today, United.


  • We appreciate our partners' support
    of United Way's COVID-19 response:
    3M AARP Accell Partners 
    Advent international Aetna  AFT
    Alliance Executive Search American Express Anheuser-Busch InBev
    Annie E. Casey Foundation Anthem At Work Management
    Athleta Auto Club  Bank of America 
    Bank of New York Mellon Corporation BCBS of Michigan & Blue Care Network  Beiersdorf
    Bentley Systems BET bG Gallery at Bergamot Station
    Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Blindster Blue Meridian Partners
    BMO  Braze Burns & McDonnell Foundation
    Business Roundtable Business Roundtable  C&S Wholesalers
    Caliber Home Loans   Calm Cardinal Health Foundation
    Cargill Caterpillar  CDC Foundation
    Chicago Trading Co. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints   Citigroup
    Clorox Colgate-Palmolive Company Comcast NBCUniversal 
    Commonsku CommonSpirit Health Costco 
    Covidien CTC Trading Group, LLC Cummins
    Degree Deloitte DoorDash
    Dow   DraftKings EA Sports
    Ecolab  Eli Lilly  Excel Energy
    Extreme Reach Talent Facebook Fanatics
    Fifth Third Bank   Fitz Henkel Stiftung Football Outsiders
    Forcura Connect Ford Foundation Ford Motor Co.  
    GE Appliances General Mills General Motors
    GoFundMe Goldman Sachs Google Inc.
    Groupe Dynamite HanesBrands Inc. Headspace 
    Hearst Henkel USA  Hershey Co.
    Hershey's Humana IBM
    iHeart Media ITW John S. And James L. Knight Foundation
    Johnson & Johnson JPMorgan Chase Kellogg 
    Kendall-Jackson  Kimberly-Clark Cottonelle Kimberly-Clark Huggies
    L&T Technology Services Limited Larsen & Toubro Infotech Lilly Endowment 
    Loan Depot Lorraine Schwartz Jewelers LTI
    Lyft McDonald's Meijer Corp.
    Men's/Women's Health Michelob ULTRA Micron Technology Foundation
    Microsoft    MIR-Simmons Morgan Stanley
    Nasdaq  National Association of Realtors National Association of School Boards 
    National Basketball Association Nationwide NEA 
    New York Jets & Johnson Family Foundation  New York Life New York Life Foundation
    NFL Foundation Northrop Grumman Corporation Not Your Daughter's Jeans
    Oh Hello Podcast Old Spice Operator's National Advertising (OPNAD) Fund
    Pattern Beauty Paychex  Pine-Sol
    Pitney Bowes Popeyes Porsche
    Post Malone  Procter & Gamble Progressive Insurance
    Prudential  Publix  Quicken Loans Inc. 
    RBC RLJ Companies Rockefeller Foundation
    Russell & Ciara Wilson  Salesforce Sellers-Dorsey
    Sony Corp.  Sotheby’s Auction House Suez
    Synchrony T.J. Maxx Target
    Texas Instruments Textron Systems The Starbucks Foundation
    Tides Foundation Tiger Global Management Tik Tok
    Tiltify TJX Companies Toro
    Toyota Motor North America Transparent Arts Festival Travelers
    Truist Financial Truist Foundation Turcan Connell
    Turner Sports Ty Inc. U.S. Capital Advisors
    Union Pacific United Talent Agency UPS
    US Bank Verisign ViacomCBS
    Vistra Corp. Volant Charitable Trust Wells Fargo 
    WEX  Why Not You Foundation  wiip studios
    Wilf Family Foundation Williams Companies, Inc. WW International
    Zurich Insurance Group

Impact Snapshot  

In 2020, donors to United Way Worldwide’s COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund helped us provide critical, immediate assistance:

LIVE UNITED | An Equitable approach  | ACCESS TO Health | Financial Stability | Education & Youth |  Civic EngagemenT & Policy