About Us


United Way represents 42 member organizations and many other area nonprofits that deliver needed and quality services every day.

Since 1921, United Way of Tompkins County has supported individuals and families in our communities. United Way is focused and results-driven, working year-round to address community conditions and create lasting solutions.

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


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