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Proceeds Benefiting Colorado Families and Youth Development

About Mile High United Way!

OUR MISSION:Uniting people, ideas and resources to advance the common good.

OUR VISION:A community united to create better opportunities for all.


We act with INTEGRITY.Our commitment to integrity lies at the heart of who we are and what we believe. We conduct ourselves with the highest regard for trust, fairness and respect for one another.

We hold ourselves to the highest standards of ACCOUNTABILITY not just for action but also for results.We are committed to deliver specific, defined results and are conscientious stewards of resources entrusted to us.

We commit to EXCELLENCE in all we do.We are committed to continuous improvement, gaining insights from experience, knowledge and data.

We demonstrate COURAGEOUS LEADERSHIP.We value strong leadership and act as a catalyst for promoting positive change in our community.

We create a culture of SERVICE.We give priority attention to the needs of others and are committed to honest, truthful, ethical and transparent engagement.

We believe in LIVE UNITED.We provide a united way for people to come together and engage with their community. Through collaboration, we can do more together.

What We Do!

Mile High United Way is more than an organization—we are a catalyst for social change. We live at the intersection of the private, public, philanthropic and nonprofit sectors.

Our focus is on early childhood development and early literacy, education and youth development, and family income and economic stability. These are the fundamental building blocks for a good quality of life.

We know that our community’s challenges are bigger than any one organization can solve alone. By partnering with hundreds of local nonprofits, government agencies, policy-makers and businesses, we collectively solve community-wide problems.
What We Do

We change lives and transform communities through three interconnected initiatives:

Our School Readiness Initiative provides thousands of children from low-income families access to high-quality early childhood education so they enter school ready to learn and read at grade level by the end of the third grade.

Our Youth Success Initiative provides thousands of school-age, low-income and at-risk students access to mentoring, quality afterschool programs, tutoring and dropout prevention, and post-secondary programs to ensure that they succeed academically, graduate from high school and are ready for college or work.

Our Adult Self-Sufficiency Initiative supports and creates programs that help low-income people increase financial skills, develop workforce experience and move toward economic self-sufficiency.
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We value our community partners, donors, volunteers and supporters who are a vital part of our success in building change through their efforts to Give, Advocate, and Volunteer.

Mile High United Way is proud to be the first United Way in the country. Founded by a group of visionaries: a woman and five clergymen who believed there must be a better way to meet the needs of local people, the United Way was born in Denver on October 16, 1887.

The Charity Organization Society, as it was known in the beginning, was the first association set up to meet community needs by funding many charities while significantly reducing the number of appeals.

Since then, whether it has been known as the “Community Chest,” “Red Feather Drive,” “United Fund,” and since 1964, “United Way,” groups of committed individuals have come together for more than a century to LIVE UNITED and advance the common good by providing the building blocks for a good quality of life for all.

Today, Mile High United Way is a catalyst for social change. We all LIVE UNITED to create a stronger and more vital community through innovative and effective programs and services in the focus areas of School Readiness, Youth Success and Adult Self-Sufficiency.

We partner with hundreds of local nonprofits, government agencies, policy-makers and businesses to advance the common good by changing lives and strengthening our community.