Our Mission & Vision

Valley United Way is a leading philanthropic organization serving the towns of Ansonia, Derby, Oxford, Seymour, and Shelton.

Our Mission

To improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community through philanthropy, volunteerism, and collaboration.

Our Goal

Improve the quality of life for people living and working in the Valley by funding programs and organizations that make a measurable difference.

Our Purpose

To raise, invest, and leverage funds annually to help support 16 health & human service organizations whose work benefits those living in our five Valley towns.

We focus our efforts on preparing youth to succeed, strengthening families, and helping people in crisis. We pride ourselves on our initiative to collaborate with all sectors of society (individual, business, non-profit, and government) to create long-term social change that produces healthy, educated, and financially stable individuals and families.

Although United Way is an internationally recognized brand, each United Way office is completely local. All of the money raised by Valley United Way stays right in our local community.

We hold ourselves accountable for the dollars raised and the causes that these dollars are invested in the fields of income, education, and health by utilizing a team of highly skilled volunteers to allocate funding where it is needed most in the community.


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