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

  • To be the acknowledged leader in charitable impact throughout the greater Washington region
  • To be a model of integrity, ethics and honesty for the nonprofit community
  • To serve as the vehicle of choice for directing donations to the most deserving causes
  • To be the “convener” of business, nonprofits, community and civic leaders around the needs of the community
  • To be an area-wide community builder that responds to needs in the national capital area
  • To be an efficient and effective organization with the highest standards of accountability
  • To be a resource that is accessible to all people and celebrates diversity
  • To be an organization that inspires and facilitates employer aspirations for good citizenship
  • To be an organization that creates opportunities for residents to be meaningfully involved in the community

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.