Who We Are
United Way fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in every community.
United Way envisions a world where all individuals and families achieve their human potential through education, income stability, and healthy lives.
To improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities throughout Manitowoc County.
Organizational Position Opposing All Forms of Racism
United Way Manitowoc County is committed to upholding equity as the presence of justice and fairness within our procedures, processes, and distribution of resources. Equity is the foundation of our work, from our engagement with donors to our investment of community resources to our interactions with the public. We commit to equity and explicitly denounce racism/ethnic discrimination to advance our mission of connecting people, resources and organizations by prioritizing marginalized and systemically excluded people to create an equitable, thriving community for all. While we seek to assist all in the community, our mission compels us to prioritize underprivileged and under-recognized individuals. It is necessary to acknowledge race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and intersectional identities in order to end the historical, social, and systemic inequities that persist in our county.
We acknowledge that we can only be successful if we recognize, rise up and support leaders from underrepresented neighborhoods. United Way is committed to engaging these leaders as partners, donors and volunteers. Further, we commit to intentionally creating pathways for them to be included in decision making and leadership roles within our own organization. We maintain that building and sustaining equity in our environment and county requires ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion that is fully expressed in our organizational culture, norms and behaviors and those of our partners.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Statement
Inclusiveness is one of the core values guiding the United Way Manitowoc County (UWMC). We reaffirm this belief in our policies, which guide and direct our employment practices, program funding and volunteer recruitment. In living out this core value, UWMC strives to provide equal opportunity to people of any race, creed, color, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, age, national origin, sex, veteran status, or those with disabilities. We promote the full realization of this policy through the positive recognition of the value of diversity.