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DEAR ST. LOUIS REGION,

We each have the opportunity to leave a positive impact on the world. Whether it’s personal impact – an act of kindness, a helping hand — or the kind of broad impact United Way of Greater St. Louis has on the community – far-reaching and ever present.

After 100 years in the community, United Way’s impact is almost impossible to measure. Since the beginning, this organization has thrived because of volunteers, supporters and community. Thanks to 100 years of dedication and generosity, we have raised and invested nearly $3 billion – an incredible accomplishment for everyone in this community. And, more importantly, we’ve impacted millions upon millions of lives.

When we began in 1922 as the Community Fund, it was because a group of people came together to support their neighbors. And while our name has changed, we’ve expanded our reach, and how we serve people has evolved over the years, our mission has always remained the same – mobilizing the community with one goal in mind: helping people live their best possible lives.

Our work is not done. As we look to the future, United Way is even more committed to helping people through our deep experience and strong partnerships to create a stronger, healthier and more equitable St. Louis for all.

Thank you for walking alongside on this journey.

Michelle Tucker, president and CEO of United Way of Greater St. Louis

Essential Needs
BASIC NEEDS

Addressing food and housing needs in our region through access to safe havens, stocked pantries, reliable transportation and more – positioning our neighbors for a better tomorrow.

Youth Success
EARLY CHILDHOOD AND YOUTH SUCCESS

Partnering with local nonprofit agencies to support education and recreation programs, leadership and character development opportunities and safe spaces where children can succeed in school and beyond.

Jobs and Financial Security
JOBS AND FINANCIAL MOBILITY

Providing access to financial education and job readiness programs and resources to help individuals and families become and maintain financial stability.

Health and Wellbeing
HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Funding resources and programs for individuals and families needing physical, mental and emotional supports.

Community & Crisis Response
COMMUNITY STABILITY AND CRISIS RESPONSE

Working to make our community a better place to live, work and thrive for all of us. Whether it impacts an entire family, street, neighborhood or region, we’re there for both the everyday and unexpected needs of our community.

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Essential Needs
Youth Success
Jobs and Financial Security
Health and Wellbeing
Community & Crisis Response
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A CENTURY OF HELPING PEOPLE

1922: Then called the Community Council, a group of local businesses and leaders raise $1.1 million for 40 charities.

Today: United Way of Greater St. Louis supports more than 160 local nonprofits.

1933: What is now known as the Volunteer Center was launched by two women.

Today: We connect more than 20,000 local people each year to organizations and causes in need of volunteers.

1942: The annual campaign reaches the milestone of raising over $5 million in one year.

Today: The St. Louis region raises approximately $70 million each year.

1987: The first leadership group called the de Tocqueville Society was formed, recognizing supporters who give $10,000 or more annually to campaign.

Today: More than 9,000 local people engage with United Way through six leadership groups.

2007: 2-1-1 launches in St. Louis region.

Today: It connects over 120,000 people each year to resources and services.

2018: United Way Custom Strategies is introduced, launching new ways for companies to meet their corporate social responsibility goals.

Today: We’re partnering with companies throughout the region to provide signature programming, foundation support, targeted giving and more.

2020: A comprehensive, region-wide Community Needs Assessment was released to align funding decisions directly with meeting community need.

2021: United Way spearheads the Community Information Exchange, in partnership with over 200 local social service agencies and healthcare institutions, a network using innovative technology and enables shared resources, electronic referrals and coordinated care to serve the whole person and family.


 
 

  • Present Day
  • Now - 1975
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Sports stars
SPORTING UNITED WAY
Celebrities and Media
People helped
HELPING PEOPLE THROUGH THE YEARS
Campaigns
GOALS AND CAMPAIGNS
STL
THROUGH THE LOU
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Get Involved

Volunteer with us

Volunteering has been a huge part of our 100-year history, so through a special year-long initiative, Volunteer100, we’re asking for people across the region to volunteer with one of our safety net partners as a way to join the celebration and give back! Take a photo while you’re volunteering and post it on social and tag us at @UnitedWaySTL and #Volunteer100.



See Opportunities

Hope for the next 100

 
 

We want to hear from YOU!

 

As we celebrate the special milestone of our centennial anniversary, we also look forward to the future of our work and our community. In 100 years, we hope for a region where our neighbors have access to the resources, tools, and services they need to succeed.

 

What is your hope for the Greater St. Louis community in the next 100 years?







Hope for the next 100

 

We want to hear from YOU!

 

As we celebrate the special milestone of our centennial anniversary, we also look forward to the future of our work and our community. In 100 years, we hope for a region where our neighbors have access to the resources, tools, and services they need to succeed.

 

What is your hope for the Greater St. Louis community in the next 100 years?







Our community’s stories

Every person helped in our community makes our region stronger. These stories are the reason we believe in what we do.

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