Our Mission & Story

United Way fights for the basic needs, education and financial stability of every person in Central Kentucky.

At United Way of the Bluegrass, we know big things can happen when our community works together toward a common goal. We LIVE UNITED against poverty, and other social issues facing our schools, neighborhoods and communities.

United Way of the Bluegrass has been a leader and motivator of change for real solutions in Central Kentucky for 98 years. We have developed systems to evaluate the quality and success of the programs and partners that our investors help fund, so you can be assured that your dollars will have maximum impact. To live better, we must LIVE UNITED.

Our commitment:  Diversity and inclusion are at the heart of what it means to LIVE UNITED. To effectively and authentically address our community’s most pressing needs requires an outward and intentional commitment to equity and inclusion across all dimensions (race, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, physical or mental ability).