About Us

Mission

United Way fights to improve the health, education, and financial stability for all citizens living in Northwest Louisiana while maintaining essential needs for those in crisis or struggling.  

Vision

To collaboratively improve the lives of the people in Northwest Louisiana.

Values

Service and Community Focus: We foster and encourage the active involvement of individuals, groups, organizations, corporations and labor in our work of serving the community with high-quality, high-value, and relevant human services.

Integrity and Respect: We are honest, ethical and transparent as we serve. We are caretakers of individual worth, self-respect and our donors’ resources.

Collaboration: We work together productively, as an organization and with our partners throughout the community. We value diversity and strive for inclusion. We act in ways that respect the dignity, uniqueness and intrinsic worth of every person.

Accountability and Professionalism: We take responsibility for commitments and delivering professional excellence, value, and relevant results.

Innovation and Excellence: We look for innovative ways to meet our mission through the creativity and excellence of our staff, volunteers, and community stakeholders.

Fast Facts about United Way of NWLA

  • United Way of NWLA fosters community-wide solutions
  • Established in 1921 in Northwest Louisiana
  • Touches more than 100,000 lives annually
  • 501(C)3 nonprofit organization with a 31 member governing board
  • Focuses on solutions that address measureable change in Education, Health, Essential Needs, and Financial Stability
  • Serves 10 Parishes including Caddo, Bossier, Webster, DeSoto, Natchitoches, Bienville, Claiborne, Sabine, Red River and Winn
  • $0.99 of every dollar donated stays in Northwest Louisiana
  • Funds programs and services for families, children, and adults to area 501(C)3 nonprofits through an application process
  • Ensures dollars are invested based on community solutions versus temporary fixes

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