Who We Are

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The United Way of Greater Oswego County improves lives by fostering partnerships, mobilizing the community to give and volunteer, raising awareness of local human needs and supporting solutions that address those needs. By promoting an inclusive environment and encouraging unique contributions of diverse individuals, we are collectively and effectively creating opportunities for a better life.

United Way of Oswego County is part of a national network of about 1,300 United Ways. Each one is independent and local both in operation and control. Originally organized to coordinate activities among local charities, United Way’s role has expanded over the years. We engage in the power of diversity among our partners and community to drive innovative solutions for results.

Everyone deserves opportunities to have a good life. 

United Way is advancing the common good by changing systems to help all of us. We are all connected and interdependent. We all win when a child succeeds in school, when families are financially stable, when people are healthy. United Way’s goal is to create long-lasting changes by addressing the underlying causes of these problems. Living united means being a part of the change. It takes everyone in the community working together to create a brighter future.