United Way of Portage County works to improve lives by advancing the common good and creating opportunities for a better life for everyone. United Way focuses on education, income and health which are the building blocks for a good life. To achieve this mission United Way strategically engages and builds relationships with diverse community stakeholders, contributors and partners to identify community goals, develop impact strategies and implement those strategies in partnership with others. United Way of Portage County funds numerous health and human service programs through our partnership with multiple community service agencies. Program review and grant making is governed by a volunteer review team and approved by United Way’s board of trustees. United Way values accountability, transparency and openness throughout all stages of the decision making process.