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Mission: Improving lives through the caring power of community.

You are invited to LIVE UNITED through United Way of Greater St. Joseph, to improve lives through the caring power of community, by giving, advocating and volunteering.

Through United Way, you can join others in the area and focus on three essential building blocks of good life important to everyone:

  1. Education
  2. Health
  3. Financial Stability
Together, through United Way, our community works to advance these three priorities by meeting immediate needs and by addressing the underlying causes of problems. By LIVING UNITED, we advance the common good in Northwest Missouri and Northeast Kansas and aim for lasting, positive change in people's lives.

United Way of Greater St. Joseph advances our mission by investing in

17 Local Partner Agencies. Through the United Way office, seven Initiatives/ Programs are coordinated for the community: FamilyWize® Prescription Assistance, Financial Stability, Leadership St. Joseph, Profit in Education©, Success By 6®, Unmet Needs Committee, and the Volunteer Center.

Thanks to the generosity of hundreds of hard-working volunteers and wise operational practices, nearly 92 cents of every dollar contributed goes into programs that improve lives.

Click here to see recent brochure with stories and impact at a glance. Click here to see recent Annual Report. Click here to see videos related to United Way of Greater St. Joseph.