About Us

United Way of Tompkins County helps people meet their immediate, basic needs while empowering lasting change by strengthening the three building blocks for a good life: education, income, and health.

EDUCATION: Children and youth succeed in school, work and life.
INCOME: Individuals and families have improved financial stability and self-sufficiency.
HEALTH: Children, seniors and adults have improved physical, emotional, and mental well-being.

United Way of Tompkins County's mission, vision, and values serve to guide us in efforts to positively impact the community.

Our mission statement:
To improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of our communities.

Our vision statement:
Working with others we will build an organization that...

  • Supports individuals in their efforts to live self-sufficient, productive lives,

  • Connects families with their communities,

  • Encourages diverse agencies and communities to engage each other to achieve mutual goals,

  • Models and expects dignity, fairness, and respect.

Our core values:

  • Integrity

  • Impact

  • Philanthropy

  • Inclusiveness

  • Synergy

  • Continuous Improvement

Volunteers serve lunch at GIAC during the 2014 Day of Action