United Way New Zealand is locally managed and governed while being part of a leading global network. Established in 1887, United Way Worldwide is a global group of organisations engaged in nearly 1,800 communities across more than 40 countries and territories worldwide. It is focused on creating and supporting community-based and community-led solutions that strengthen the cornerstones for a good quality of life: education, financial stability and health. United Way Worldwide currently distributes around US$5 billion per year in community funding globally.
For over 125 years, United Way Worldwide has been at the forefront of supporting communities across the globe, evolving to meet ever-changing environments our people and communities are facing. But the one that thing hasn't changed is an undeterred focus on improving lives and strengthening communities.