About Us

Our Story

United Way of Delaware (UWDE) has been making a positive impact on communities throughout the state for more than 70 years. Our mission is to maximize the community’s resources to improve the quality of life for all Delawareans. We do this by building bridges between diverse communities and by collaborating with businesses, government, social service agencies, community organizations, academic groups, and concerned individuals in three strategic areas: Early Education, College and Career Readiness, and Financial Stability. Through this work UWDE helps eliminate the root causes of the most pressing social problems in New Castle, Kent and Sussex counties, and offers effective, sustainable solutions that drive positive change and inspire hope. 
 
 

"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 Finacial Stability -- the building blocks of a good life -- we help individuals and families realize their greatest human potential.