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Our Mission

United Way of the Mid-Ohio Valley improves lives by uniting the helpers in our communities to advance the common good.

Our Vision

United Way of the Mid-Ohio Valley will create a tangible impact on the health, education, and financial stability of our communities. 

Core Values

  • Collaboration
  • Innovation
  • Compassion
  • Accountability
  • Diversity


Now more than ever, communities need help. They need hope. United Way surrounds a community’s most critical problems—and we fight. We want United Way to be the first place you consider when it's time to make a gift, to advocate for change, and to volunteer! 

We could give you hundreds of reasons why supporting United Way is the most effective way for you to help the entire community but here are just five: 

  1. Hometown focus
    Our long-term plan helps the most vulnerable people in our 10 county area. You can be confident your investment is staying where you work and live - 99 cents of every dollar goes right back into our service area
  2. Short-term relief, long-term success
    Our programs build a stronger community for us all. We help people in crisis get back on their feet and help prevent future problems. United Way reports specific, measurable progress each year and y
    ou can see for yourself the positive changes you helped to create.
  3. Community connections
    Our unique ability to work across complex issues with hundreds of community partners is unmatched. We monitor trends, identify gaps and coordinate broad responses to ensure that your gift gets results.
  4. Accountable and efficient
    Our funded programs and initiatives are fiscally responsible. We are an "Organization of Excellence" - granted only to United Way's who meet and exceed rigorous standards put into place by United Way Worldwide. 
  5. Quick and easy donation process
    Make a secure online donation today.

Giving to United Way helps to ensure a stronger, healthier and safe community. Read more about why United Way is not only still relevant in your community but what we believe to be the best investment you can make with your financial support. 

Our Mission

The mission of the United Way Alliance of the Mid-Ohio Valley is to unite communities, contributors, and human service agencies in a common goal to improve the quality of life in the greater Mid-Ohio Valley area.

Our Service Area

United Way Alliance of the MOV serves eight counties in West Virginia and two counties in Ohio:

WV Counties: Calhoun, Jackson, Pleasants, Ritchie, Roane, Tyler, Wirt and Wood
OH Counties: Athens, Washington