Engagement and Strategic Initiatives
UNITED WE CAN DRIVE CHANGENo one can solve our community’s most pressing issues alone. United Way of Greater Los Angeles is mobilizing the community to end poverty through long-term solutions in housing, education and economic mobility. Together we can break the cycle of poverty for every child, individual and family in L.A. County.
YOUR IMPACT ON LOS ANGELES COUNTY
Every dollar you donate to United Way of Greater Los Angeles stays right here in our community. For the cost of everyday items and activities, you can provide urgent and life-changing resources to house, educate and empower our Los Angeles neighbors.
WHY CHOOSE UNITED WAY OF GREATER LOS ANGELES?
When you donate to United Way, you are not only contributing to solving challenging issues that need short-term solutions - you are also investing in long-term, sustainable changes that tackle the root causes of poverty in Los Angeles County. We bring people together to research solutions and work on issues that are too big for any one organization or person to solve on their own. We work to build committed partnerships, invest funds and resources, and advocate policy change. United Way’s multi-faceted approach is transforming L.A. County.
1. We build committed and diverse partnerships.
No other organization unites as many people with as many resources for a stronger future in our community. Across L.A. County, United Way builds committed partnerships and coalitions to resolve the issues facing our most vulnerable neighbors. We invite nonprofits, philanthropic leaders, businesses, innovators, the media, volunteers and government organizations to share resources and work together to transform the community.
2. We effectively invest funds and resources where they are most needed.
We know how difficult it is to decide where to invest your charitable contributions. United Way of Greater Los Angeles ensures your donation has the highest impact possible for the most urgent needs of our communities. We research the most effective use of your funds and make our investments work together to power United Way initiatives and partner programs that create long-term systemic change.
3. We advocate for policy changes to build long-term solutions.
With United Way, you are not only helping our neighbors on the ground level but you are helping us break the ongoing cycle of poverty through policy and systemic changes. The passionate leaders, advocates and game changers of United Way learn, empathize, and strategize together. We systematically align resources and leverage networks to build long-term systemic change.
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YOUR SOCIAL FOOTPRINT CAN CHANGE L.A. COUNTY FOR GOOD
Through corporate and personal social media accounts, you and your coworkers can demonstrate your support of United Way of Greater Los Angeles and the local community. Share photos of your activities. Talk about your campaign. Your clients and customers will appreciate seeing what you’re doing to support L.A. County.No administration fee applies to donations to our Creating Pathways Out of Poverty (CPOP) plan. Designated donations to any specific charity other than United Way require a fee. Standard administrative fees are 9%. These fees help cover the cost of our internal controls and infrastructure needed to provide the highest level of quality assurance to our donors.