Diversity, Equity & Inclusion



Everyone deserves to live in a society where they feel safe, respected and protected, where they can reach their full potential. We can and must do better as a community, as a nation. The entire concept that United Way is built on is that we all have a role to play in creating a more equitable future.

At United Way, we believe that to achieve real diversity, equity, and inclusion we must unite as a society and commit to systemic change. We remain committed to building an inclusive and equitable region where ALL people have the resources and opportunities to thrive.

We respect, value and celebrate the unique attributes, characteristics and perspectives that make each person who they are. We believe that bringing diverse individuals together and encouraging all voices to be heard allows us to more effectively address the issues that face our community.



We unequivocally denounce racism/ethnic discrimination because it undermines the well-being and vitality of our communities.

Our United Way network strives to engage community members, especially those whose voices have traditionally been marginalized.

We work with residents and public and private partners to co-create solutions that ensure everyone has the resources, supports, opportunities and networks they need to thrive.

We commit to leveraging all of our assets (convening, strategic investments, awareness building, advocacy) to create more equitable communities.


CLICK HERE to support United Way's Equity efforts in Ottawa County.

CLICK HERE to support United Way's Equity efforts in Allegan County.