Who is United Way of Greater St. Louis?

Mission And History

We’ve witnessed St. Louis’s history. We’re ready to help shape its future.

Since 1922, the United Way of Greater St. Louis has partnered with local nonprofit agencies to identify critical issues, create partnerships, and raise funds to help people in Missouri and Illinois.

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What is United Way?

United Way of Greater St. Louis is creating a happier, healthier community by inspiring collaboration, fundraising, and volunteerism for more than 170 nonprofit organizations in Missouri and Illinois.

We’re tapping into our region’s strengths—our people, our pride, our diversity and our generosity—to remove the barriers people face to achieving their potential. Watch our video to learn more.

Our Service Area

United Way of Greater St. Louis serves 16 counties in Illinois and Missouri with a population of nearly 3 million people.

United Way of Greater St. Louis unites people of different backgrounds and interests who work together to strengthen health and human services in Missouri and Illinois.

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Counties We Serve

In Illinois:

  • Calhoun
  • Clinton
  • Greene
  • Jersey
  • Macoupin
  • Madison
  • Monroe
  • Randolph
  • St. Clair

In Missouri:

  • Franklin
  • Jefferson
  • Lincoln
  • St. Charles
  • St. Louis City
  • St. Louis
  • Warren


Proud to lead.

Our executive committee, board of directors, local boards and staff members come from every region of our community, and are deeply committed to using donations wisely, locally and effectively.

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Our Reports

Always transparent. 

We share everything we do with the people who help us make a difference. View our tax forms, annual reports and financial statements.

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Employee Openings

Join the team. 

Build your career with United Way of Greater St. Louis. We give great people the chance to use their professional skills to help people in our region.

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Who? What? Where? When? How?

We have the answers. Learn how United Way helps the community, how money is distributed, whether your donation is tax-deductible, and more.

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