About Us

United Way wants all children to be educated and ready to succeed. We want all families to be healthy, financially stable and independent. We want all neighborhoods to be vibrant and safe. With the power of caring organizations and individuals, we'll make our community stronger. We'll make our community better. See our events to become more involved. Sign up for our newsletter to stay in touch. 


United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in our community.

Equity & Inclusion:

United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region is committed to equity, inclusion, and anti-racist principles. Social justice and racial equity are woven into our ethos and reflected in our work in the community. Our responsibility is to amplify voices of color and ensure the families we serve are included in program policy and implementation. We envision a future with greater social and economic equality and are dedicated to creating a society that provides power and access to historically marginalized communities


As the area's premier impact organization, United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region serves as a catalyst to increase the community's capacity to improve the lives of its citizens.


Accountability - We are accountable to donors, volunteers, the community, and ourselves in the advancement of our mission.

Integrity - We build relationships with individuals and groups in the community based upon honesty and integrity.

Diversity – We value our differences and take pride in inclusiveness.

Leadership - We drive changes that improve and advance the mission and goals of our organization.

Service - We actively seek opportunities to serve our community.

Strategic Mission: 



Health: Increase access to healthy food for families in our community.

Families will experience greater food security.

Education: Develop opportunities for lifelong learning to increase skill-based development. 

Increase families’ access to education and workforce training programs. 

Education: Increase opportunities for positive youth development and literacy services.

Youth will enroll in programs that develop positive behaviors and/or read proficiently at grade level.  

Financial Stability: Improve access to resources to alleviate short-term financial crises in order to increase local families’ economic position.

Increase financial assets for ALICE and low-income individuals. 

Veterans: Program staff and volunteers will increase access to affordable housing and legal services for veterans and their families. 
Increased accessibility to affordable housing and legal support options for veterans. 

Annual Sponsors

Premier Annual Sponsors: Central Hudson Gas & Electric, M&T Bank, Orange & Rockland, Pratt & WhitneyAnnual Sponsors: IBM, Resorts World, RBT, TD Bank, Ulster Savings