At the heart of the United Way is the drive for systemic change and creating equity and justice.
Equity and justice are at the heart of our mission. Much of the work we do in our hallmark impact areas — quality education, basic needs, financial stability and health — is based on providing equity. We know Black people and other people of color are disproportionately affected in these areas because of historic racism. Systemic racism continues to undermine the foundations of well-being for communities of color by denying access to opportunity and making it more difficult to secure jobs, housing, healthcare, education, nutrition and equal treatment under law.
United Way of Greater Cincinnati unequivocally denounces racism/ethnic discrimination.
We are committed to the values of diversity, equity and inclusion. We will intentionally and deliberately work to dismantle systemic racism and advance equity in our organization, programming, policies, practices and funding decisions. We will advocate for public policy that promotes equity in our community and nation.
Black Empowerment Works promotes Black self-determination, social mobility and economic prosperity by resourcing and funding grassroots-generated, Black-led ideas, programs and projects.
Black-Led Social Change encompasses organizations, ideas and strategies led by individuals who identify as Black, and that aim to build power and positive outcomes within the population.
Comprised of more than 400 African American leaders, this network unites donors who are passionate about creating long-lasting change in the African American community and beyond.