Our Work

MISSION: Building a stronger community by creating opportunities to give, advocate, and volunteer. 

Photo: Mike Ward, US Bank

United Way makes it easy for people to get involved in helping the community by offering opportunities to Give, Advocate, and/or Volunteer

United Way's greatest strength is its ability to bring the community together through collaborations and partnerships to focus on underlying causes of our most serious health and human service problems. By mobilizing people, time, talent, relationships, expertise, technology and money, United Way is creating lasting changes in community conditions and improving lives of community populations. And by mobilizing financial resources of businesses and employees, United Way is supporting services for individuals and families throughout Waukesha County. 

United Way partners with more than 30 health and human service agencies in Waukesha County, which provide nearly 70 programs to improve lives right here in our community. Volunteers and staff annually analyze program outcome data to identify the direct impact of essential services among those served by the agencies.

United Way has formed partnerships with more than 70 community organizations to create change and lasting impact.  Examples of funded initiatives include:

     Increasing parental involvement by
Helping Kids Succeed through partnering with schools

     Helping hard working families who struggle to meet basic needs to increase their income, build savings and assets, and achieve Financial Stability

ALICE data: 

United Way in Waukesha County, in collaboration with United Way of Northern Ozaukee and United Way of Washington County, has identified a common need in southeastern Wisconsin suburban communities; the inability of many residents to meet their basic needs, highlighted as the ALICE population.
ALICE* is an acronym that stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed.  ALICE represents men and women of all ages and races who get up each day to go to work but are unsure if they’ll be able to put dinner on the table each night.  They are our childcare workers, mechanics, home health aides, store clerks, and office assistants – workers who make our economy run.
See the individual and the county reports below: 
*ALICE acronym created by United Way of Northern New Jersey