Our Mission

 Our Mission

United Way of NWA is a forward thinking organization working to improve the capacity of individuals and families by mobilizing the caring power of our community through collaboration with our partners.

 Our Vision

United Way envisions a world where all individuals and families achieve their human potential through education, income stability, and healthy lives.

 Our Core Values 


We are thoughtful, prudent, and honest with the use of funds and hold ourselves accountable on every decision.

 Excellence Driven 

We routinely scrutinize our actions/programs to ensure impact is meaningful and relevant and then refine and adjust.


We think outside the box and look ahead to bring awareness to the ever-changing needs of the community to improve the quality of living.


We lead and connect with the community, non-profits and local businesses to bring people together to address common issues.


We offer solutions to guide other organizations to be most effective in serving the community.

United Way of Northwest Arkansas is an independently-governed 501(c)3 nonprofit organization connected to a network of more than 1,400 local United Ways through United Way Worldwide. We have our own board of directors and focus our work creating long-lasting changes by addressing the underlying causes of problems within our community. United Way of Northwest Arkansas proudly serves Benton, Madison, McDonald and Washington counties.