OUR ETHOS

United Way is a not-for profit-organization that seeks to engage with and empower local communities. We have a worldwide network of local chapters, where each chapter addresses the key challenges facing a particular geographic community. We strive to:

   Analyze the root cause of societal problems
   Create awareness on key issues that affect communities
   Mobilize communities to participate in development
   Build platforms for communities and the government to work together
   Provide financial and skill-based assistance
   Promote social and policy change that strengthens communities.

Our global network provides the foundations for increased community impact. It comprises multidisciplinary capabilities, distributed at the global, regional, national and local levels, strengthened by centers of excellence.

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“I personally feel that the city needs a backbone where collaborative action can happen, and United Way has the opportunity to be the glue to bring together people who are well meaning and who have lots to give, and where their thought leadership can be synergized to a common platform.”
– Prashanth Prakash, Chairman of the Board, United Way Bengaluru.

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“We facilitate change by bringing different stakeholders – such as the corporates, NGOs, community members, government, and institutions – on a single platform to address pressing issues in their own communities and to improve the quality of life around them, thereby, making the community stronger and better.”
– Manish Michael, Chief Executive Officer, United Way Bengaluru