Investing Your Dollars

Putting your investment to work strengthening the entire community

This year, thanks to the generosity of our community, United Way raised an incredible $xx million to help people live their best possible lives. With the immense challenges resulting from COVID-19, this is an amazing accomplishment for the entire region to be proud of, and we are so grateful for your support.

Read a message of thanks from our president and CEO.

How United Way will invest in communities

Donors contributed $xx million to United Way that will be invested into our 167 Safety Net agencies, United Way’s 2-1-1 Helpline and other community services that address the needs of the St. Louis region. The dollars invested into these agencies and programs are critical for the infrastructure of services people need – everything from emergency shelters for families, to tutors for kids struggling with school, to youth character development, to support for people with cancer.


Some donors and organizations choose to direct their gift through United Way. Donors invested $xx million into specific organizations and programs, like COVID-19 response efforts, 100 Neediest Cases, Dollar Help and more.


One of the most amazing things about United Way is that it’s a collective effort from hundreds of thousands of local people. United Way brings people from all walks of life, backgrounds and areas together to do one thing: help people local people live their best possible lives. This sort of collective force has a huge impact by creating a safety net for the entire region. You can read about Doshiemae, Anna, Charlie, and others to see your gift in action. Your support means so much.

$68 million

  • $35.6M
    – 100 Neediest Cases
    – COVID-19 fund
    – Dollar More
    – Donor chosen organizations/programs
  • $32.4M
    – Safety net agencies
    – 2-1-1 Helpline
    – Community services

*As of November 30, 2020