United Way of Wyandotte County is a locally run nonprofit that raises funds and provides programming in three main impact areas in Wyandotte County:
Annual workplace campaigns, grants, and other revenue sources currently support over 50 programs provided by United Way and it's 34 partner agencies.
Our mission: To increase the community’s understanding of human needs and to mobilize resources to meet those needs.
Other frequently asked questions:
How do you choose what areas you work in, or what programs to fund?
Where does your financial support come from?
So you fund local programs, but do you also administer any programs?
Yes, we administer five different programs. Click below to check them out:
Have you always been a United Way?
United Way of Wyandotte County was founded in 1921 as the Community Chest of Kansas City, KS in order to support critical human need in the community. In 1958 the Community Chest merged with the Planning Council and became the United Community Fund & Council. The United Way of Wyandotte County was charted in 1973 and is one of two charted United Way associations in the Kansas City Metro Area. It is now one of nearly 1,800 community-based United Way associations across the world and is governed by an independent local board of 36 local community leaders and volunteers.