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United Way of Larimer County tackles issues that matter most to our community and uses a collaborative approach to accomplish more together. We provide opportunities for businesses, individuals and organizations to be involved in strengthening Larimer County.
Youth & Education
We believe investing in youth is not only the right thing to do, but it is also the best way to ensure a strong economy and community. Our programs and partnerships in this area focus on kindergarten readiness, reading at grade level by the end of third grade and high school completion.
We believe in supporting initiatives that decrease the need for future social services. We support programs and partnerships that focus on a pathway from poverty to self-sufficiency as well as disaster response and recovery.
We believe strong communities are characterized by a high level of civic participation. Our programs and partnerships focus on increasing volunteerism, collaboration across sectors, creating a pipeline of civic leaders and business engagement with the community.
We believe the nonprofit sector plays a vital role in creating and maintaining a resilient community and that donors’ dollars should be used to fund effective and efficient programs that show results. Our programs and partnerships coordinate with more than 70 local nonprofits, funding collective impact activities, evaluation of outcomes and data-based reports for donors.
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.
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