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Give To Sussex Tornado Relief

On April 1, 2023, Sussex County was hit by a tornado that left nearly a 15-mile wake of damage between Bridgeville and Ellendale. 100% of your donation will go towards meeting the short and long-term needs of neighbors impacted by this storm.


On April 1, 2023, Sussex County was hit by a tornado that left nearly a 15-mile wake of damage between Bridgeville and Ellendale. 100% of your donation will go towards meeting the short and long-term needs of neighbors impacted by this storm.

opportunity exists for some

but not for all.

The struggle is real. Today, too many people in Delaware and Salem County (NJ) are suffering due to inequity. Ignoring the challenges they face lead to more significant problems that affect us all.

Young Delaware boy frustrated in school

In Delaware, only 19% of third graders from families with low incomes are proficient in reading.

African-American Teen United Way of Delaware

A startling, 28% of Delaware high school graduates enrolling in DE colleges need remedial math and English coursework.

Single Mother Embraces Daughter - United Way of Delaware

Over 150,000 people living in Delaware and Salem County’s Promise Communities are considered low-income.

For over 75 years, we've been helping to make Delaware a better place for all people
Fighting for Equity
Advocating for our Children
Fighting for Racial Justice
Preparing Teens for Careers
Fighting for our Neighbors
Supporting our Seniors
Building a Better Delaware


Building a Better Delaware

At United Way of Delaware, we believe equity is everyone’s responsibility. Since 1946, we’ve partnered with leaders to bring opportunity to every corner of our state. Even though the fight is long from over, we know what’s possible when we all work together. When we LIVE UNITED against inequity, we can drive long-term change faster. So that, over the next 75 years, we can make Delaware and Salem County (NJ) better for everyone.

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equity, opportunity & change

Together with our partners, we help children become more proficient readers, prepare young people for future career success, and guide adults towards financial stability. These are the building blocks for a better life.



During the 2020-21 school year, nearly 100,000 new books were given to students participating in My Very Own Library to encourage a life-long love for reading.



More than 23,000 Delaware high school students are enrolled in a Career Pathway program to help prepare them for college and future careers.



Since 2011, nearly 20,000 Stand By Me participants in Delaware have reduced their debt by a combined total of over $30 million.


Early Education Success

Early Education Success

Our goal is to ensure all children read on grade level by 3rd grade. That way, they have opportunities to succeed no matter where they live.

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Career & College Success


Our children deserve every chance to be successful. That's why we work with our partners to equip students with the skills they'll need to excel in college and the workforce.

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Financial Empowerment


Communities are safer when people aren't struggling to survive. Our financial empowerment programs focus on helping people take control of their money to achieve their financial goals faster.

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Racial Equity & Social Justice

Racial Equity & Social Justice

Many policies limit opportunities for people of color. At UWDE, we work with organizations to level the playing field in our state while advocating to dismantle harmful policies.

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Stay up-to-date on the good things that are happening in Delaware and Salem County (NJ).

Dan & Bart Riding in Rehoboth
Jun 01 2023

Celebrating PRIDE Month – 2023

Inclusivity & Opportunity For the LGBTQUIA+ Community in Delaware PRIDE Month provides a platform for celebrating visibility and acceptance. PRIDE is also about...
Bank of America provides grant for financial coaching
May 30 2023

United Way of Delaware Receives Grant from Bank of America to Provide Financial Coaching

United Way of Delaware has received a $50,000 grant from Bank of America to provide funds for personal financial coaching.
May 19 2023

May 19th, 2023

Read Feel Good Friday for May 19, 2023 “Never Forget the Impact You Can have on a Person’s Life”– Dominique Dawes Yesterday, I had the distinct honor of attending the...
Guest Commentary, Raina Harper Allen, Delaware Racial Justice Collaborative
May 15 2023

Thank You, Volunteers!

Ever wonder how we can find hope in a world that seems full of problems? Well, right here in Delaware, everyday people are stepping up to dedicate their time and energy...
May 12 2023

May 12, 2023

Read Feel Good Friday for May 12, 2023 Wishing You Blessings on Mother’s Day "The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom." Henry Ward Beecher(Brother of Harriet...
May 05 2023

May 05, 2023

Read Feel Good Friday for May 05, 2023May Brings Spring Flowers and Two Important Awareness CampaignsFor me, April and May are the teaser months -- the weather gets...
Apr 28 2023

April 28, 2023

Read Feel Good Friday for April 28, 2023Celebrating National Volunteer MonthMy favorite poet, Maya Angelou, was quoted as saying "People will forget what you said,...
Apr 26 2023

April 21, 2023

Read Feel Good Friday for April 21, 2023Volunteers Give Us HopeMy heart hurts. I don’t think it’s just me. How could it be when according to ABC News and Gun Violence...
Apr 14 2023

April 14, 2023

Read Feel Good Friday for April 14, 2023Spring Into ActionThe warm weather reminds us that we are officially into spring. A lot of our school districts are on spring...
Mar 31 2023

March 31, 2023

Read Feel Good Friday for March 31, 2023Help Lighten the Burden for SeniorsThey are our neighbors, friends, fellow church congregants, service workers and in some...
Mar 24 2023

March 24, 2023

Read Feel Good Friday for March 24, 2023A Day Filled With InspirationFor many of us at United Way of Delaware, and for many of our allies and our partners alike,...
Mar 17 2023

March 17, 2023

Read Feel Good Friday for March 17, 2023Supporting the Next Generation of LeadersSomething important is happening in Delaware tomorrow, and you may not even know about...


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