Mission & Vision

Our Mission

United Way improves lives of underserved individuals in the national capital area by focusing community resources on creating measurable and lasting impact.


Our Vision

United Way of the National Capital Area fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in our community. We are uniquely positioned at the intersection of the public, private, philanthropic, and nonprofit sectors, and the only organization that can mobilize the best resources and people to lead collective impact for our community. Through our Community Commitment and programmatic focus, we are transforming our region and changing the story for thousands of people in a meaningful way.

Our Ethics

Ethical conduct, integrity and dedication to service are vital to the way United Way of the National Capital Area works. Our code of conduct provides a strong and disciplined set of standards and guidelines to help us all do the right thing.