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Our approach is unique because we understand that our community’s most critical issues are inter-related. And we believe that tackling them with an interconnected approach will result in substantial and sustainable change. To ensure that all children are successful in school, we must do more. They also need healthier food and stable home to excel. Assisting residents to find jobs may not be enough; we must also do more to help parents earn an income that will support a family in Orange County.

We’re Doing More™ for Orange County

Orange County United Way is a stand-alone, independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  The money we raise goes right back into one of our Community Impact programs right here in Orange County.

In fact, we:

  • Execute over 50 Community Impact programs throughout the county.
  • Empower volunteers to contribute over 27,000 hours annually.
  • Improve the lives of over 750,000 OC residents; that is 1 in 4 of the people who live in Orange County.

And, we measure progress and outcomes every step of the way. Check out our latest Scorecard Report.

Learn why more than 400 Orange County businesses partner with us to ensure they are Doing More with their Corporate Social Responsibility.

Our Strategic Plan—FACE 2024

As a results-oriented nonprofit, we view our mission as one of change, not charity.

We have challenged ourselves to achieve some very bold goals by 2024. Our FACE 2024 strategic plan—a 10-year collaborative, communitywide action plan—will change the future for the next generation of our residents.

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EDUCATION

Changing the odds for our youth through programs to ensure they graduate and reach adulthood prepared for well-paying jobs

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INCOME

Ending the cycle of generational poverty by providing money management tools, coaching and access to related social service resources

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HEALTH

Improving standards of health for children and families, so they can enjoy greater life expectancies and contribute to our vibrant community

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HOUSING

Raising hope and reducing homelessness in Orange County by assisting families in finding stable, permanent housing

View our FACE 2024 Strategic Plan and our latest progress in our FACE 2024 Scorecard Report

Ian Leisegang-Success-Story

This is a tale of two counties with serious economic and social consequences that affect each and every resident, if we do not move the needle in the right direction. I believe that United Way can change the face of Orange County, but we need your help.
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Ian Leisegang
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