For over 100 years, United Way of Salt Lake has served and strengthened the greater Salt Lake community. Established in 1904 as the Salt Lake Charity Association, its original mission was to help the poor, discourage panhandling, and coordinate the multiple programs serving the needy. During the past century, United Way of Salt Lake has changed as the community has changed.
Today, United Way of Salt Lake serves individuals and families in Davis, Salt Lake, Summit and Tooele counties. This four-county area represents approximately 1.4 million people or about 52% of Utah's population. United Way of Salt Lake is working collaboratively in new and innovative ways to change lives and build stronger communities. By bringing the right partners together to set goals, share data, track results, and align programs, United Way will not just help one child beat the odds, but change the odds for entire communities.
To change the odds, we focus on advancing the education, income stability, and health of our neighborhoods and communities. These are the building blocks for a good life—a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement, and good health. Our goal is to create self-reliance by ensuring that every child succeeds, every step of the way, from cradle to career.