About United Way of Southwestern Oregon
United Way of Southwestern Oregon was founded in 1961 to provide an organized way to address the unique needs of people living on the southern Oregon coast. United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in Coos and Curry Counties. We focus in these three areas because, together, they are the foundation of success for every child, every individual, every family, every community, and every economy. We know that health, education, and financial stability are interconnected and, when strategically addressed, conspire to create communities where all people thrive.
We are a local fundraiser and a local funder. The money we raise here, stays here, and serves this community. We strategically invest by funding programs administered by the local organizations that provide the best services in our three focus areas. We are a convener, bringing together community leaders, local governments, other funders, non-profits, and stakeholders, to collaborate and coordinate our efforts to effectively address our most complicated social issues.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Statement of Principle
We take the broadest possible view of diversity. We value the visible and invisible qualities that make a person who they are. We welcome that every person brings a unique perspective and experience to advance our mission and progress our fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in our Coos and Curry County communities. We believe that each United Way community member, donor, volunteer, advocate, and employee must have equal access to solving community problems. We strive to include diversity, equity, and inclusion practices at the center of our daily work. We commit to using these practices for our business and our communities. Join us in embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion for every person in every community.