"Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance." - Francis of Assisi

Our Story

Founded in 1946, United Way of Delaware (UWDE) works to advance the common good by focusing on the three strategic areas: Early Education, College and Career Readiness, and Financial Stability. UWDE is engaged in long-term programs designed to eliminate the root causes of Delaware’s most pressing social problems in New Castle, Kent, and Sussex counties. UWDE works collectively with business, government, social service agencies, academic groups, community organizations and concerned individuals to establish positive, long-lasting solutions for today and into the future.

Our mission is to maximize the community’s resources to improve the quality of life for all Delawareans.

By focusing on the three key areas of Early Education, College and Career Readiness, and Financial Stability — the building blocks of a good life — we help individuals and families realize their greatest human potential.


We take the broadest possible view of diversity

We value the visible and invisible qualities that make you who you are.

We welcome that every person brings a unique perspective and  experience to advance our mission and progress our fight for early education, college and career readiness and financial stability for every person in every community in Delaware.

We believe that each United Way community member, donor, volunteer, advocate, and employee must have equal access to solving community problems.

We strive to include diversity, equity, and inclusion practices at the center of our daily work.

We commit to using these practices for our business and our communities.

Join us in embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion for every person in every community.

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