Health • Education • Self-Reliance
Founded in 1959 in Grand Junction, Colorado, United Way of Mesa County (UWMC) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that raises money from the community to fund local programs that address community concerns. UWMC is one of more than 1,300 community-based United Way organizations. Each is independent, separately incorporated, and governed by local volunteers. All the money raised here, stays here.
United Way of Mesa County fights for the Health, Education and Self-Reliance of every person in our community. Our work is focused on these building blocks for a good life:
- Health – People are connected to regular, quality physical and mental health services
- Education – Parents are supported throughout early childhood development, all children enter kindergarten ready to learn, and more students are reading at grade level by 4th grade
- Self-Reliance – Residents have access to basic needs in times of crisis
UWMC brings our community together to focus on its most important needs while building partnerships, forging consensus and leveraging resources to make a measurable difference. We provide leadership and resources that unite people in building a strong and compassionate community that responds to human needs. We foster cooperation among community agencies, business and governmental sectors in an effort to encourage a balanced network of services for people in our community.
Throughout the year, UWMC monitors funded programs to make sure outcomes are achieved. We also provide on-going technical assistance to nonprofits, and help fund Western Colorado 2-1-1, an information and referral resource where people can both get and give help. And to top it off, UWMC makes it easy for everyone to get involved.
The mission of UWMC is to meet human service needs through excellent stewardship of resources entrusted by the community. We strive to create a community of philanthropists, identify current and emerging human service needs in our community, and support effective agencies to fully meet those needs.
Code of Ethics
UWMC is committed to the highest ethical standards, upholding the unique trust placed in us to serve the public good. This Code of Ethics is a policy of UWMC and expresses our fundamental values. Accordingly, the Code guides the conduct of staff and volunteers and will assist them in making good decisions that are ethical and in accordance with applicable legal requirements. Staff and volunteers of UWMC annually review this Code and ensure that they adhere to its spirit when carrying out their varied responsibilities. Click Here to view our Code of Ethics.