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Your voice has the power to make a difference. Elected officials need and want to hear from you. Join us in advocating for public policy that leads to economic well-being for families across our community.

United Way of Greater Cincinnati (UWGC) influences improvements to policies and practices so that all Greater Cincinnati families can thrive.

We are social change agents who collaborate with advocates, volunteers, partners, businesses, faith-based leaders, community leaders, donors and funders. Together, we strive to:

  • Focus on preventive solutions to the economic challenges families face, particularly when focusing on efforts to help children and youth thrive
  • Center community by embracing a shared motto of “nothing for us, without us”
  • Strengthen coordination across issue areas, especially health care, child care, housing, education and mental health
  • Empower families, particularly those struggling to meet their basic needs
  • Stimulate security and trust to align efforts, share accountability and scale solutions


Our 2023 advocacy agenda is based on our six priority impact areas: Ready Kids, Resilient Families; NextGen Success; Equitable Economic Mobility; Improved Prevention, Stronger Communities; Housing First; and Responding to Community Need.

To fully meet the challenges that our priority impact areas pose, we added a seventh impact area of Civic and Community Engagement.



Take the first step by joining the United Way of Greater Cincinnati advocate network. Become an advocate and break down barriers to prosperity in our community by filling out the form below.


For more information on our Advocacy and Public Policy work, email us at or call us at 513-762-7220.

Through advocacy, we can achieve more than any one of us can achieve alone. That's what it means to #LIVEUNITED

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