United Way is advancing community impact in everything we do to so people and their neighborhoods are safe, healthy and thriving. We are focusing our work around the following outcomes:

  • People achieve better health by adopting healthy lifestyles and by accessing equitable, quality affordable health care (physical, mental and dental).
  • People are engaged in helping their neighborhoods be safe and thrive, and those who have experienced family violence or other crime overcome barriers to regaining healthy productive lives.
  • People of all ages avoid or overcome substance abuse and addiction to lead safe, healthy lives.
  • Seniors and people with disabilities (mental, physical and developmental) overcome barriers to live as independently as possible.
  • We create change in this impact area in these ways:

      Healthy Connections
    • In April 2010, United Way of Greater Kansas City awarded grants to nine local nonprofits in an effort to enroll more children from low-income families in publicly supported health care programs, as well as their parents and pregnant women. Read more...
    • Relationships with Partner Agencies
      Click here to learn more about our partner agencies.
    • Heart of America Community AIDS Partnership

      Click here to learn more about the Heart of America Community AIDS Partnership

    • Neighborhood Self Help Fund
      Click here to learn more about the Neighborhood Self Help Fund