United Way of Reno County is a nonprofit organization that provides critical resources to a large network of local nonprofit organizations. U
nited Way actively seeks understanding of the community's most crucial needs and partners with approved agencies/programs for the most efficient delivery of human need and health services. Approved partner agencies must have a proven track record of improving life which translates into improving community conditions at a reasonable cost.
United Way stands for long-lasting community changes, not quick "band-aid" fixes.
Advancing the Common Good.
United Way works to Advance the Common Good by creating opportunities for a good life. It's less about helping one person at a time and more about changing systems to help all of us. It's the idea that we are all connected and interdependent; the idea that we all win when a child succeeds at school, when families are financially stable, and people are healthy.
We believe there are three basic elements that significantly contribute to a good life:
Education - it takes a quality education to get a stable job
Income - enough income to support a family through retirement
Health - good health because without it the first two are far less likely to occur
These are United Way of Reno County's focus areas.