United Way of Northwest Louisiana fights for the health, education, financial stability and essential needs of every person in our community.


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


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.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

We recognize that in order to achieve our mission, we must continuously strive to be relevant and responsive to our community as a whole. As the diversity in our community grows, we must be increasingly intentional about aligning our practices and policies. 

United Way of Northwest Louisiana understands diversity to include all human characteristics that make us unique as individuals. It includes everyone and excludes no one. Inclusion is our strategy to leverage the diversity of our community. 

Join us as we continue to address the underlying causes of community problems, transform lives and create opportunities for a good life for all!

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