Changing lives takes work. At Orange County United Way, we address our community’s complex social issues affecting children and families.

We develop innovative, effective initiatives and choose the best-in-class partners to improve conditions in our community.

We cannot do this critical work without you. As a partner in change, you lend your voice, your time and talent and your investment in our work to build a stronger Orange County. Your support makes it possible for us to join together to create lasting change in the lives of local men, women and children.

By Working Together, We’re Changing Lives Everyday

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We’re cutting the high school dropout rate in half

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We’re reducing the percentage of financially unstable families by 25%

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We’re increasing the number of healthy children by one-third

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We’re cutting the number of homeless and housing insecure children in half

Moving The Needle

FACE 2024 sets the strategy to move the needle on the issues confronting our community, thereby transforming the lives of our children and families by:

Funding innovative programs that support community-wide goals

Advocating for the voiceless to ensure policy and program improvement

Collaborating with those who have the passion, expertise and resources to drive change

Educating businesses, community leaders and the public on critical local issues

It’s our most current community snapshot highlighting how, by working together, we are bringing about significant change here in Orange County.

Success Stories

Ian Leisegang JP Morgan Changing Lives

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 , J.P. Morgan, Orange County United Way Board Member

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