Policy Statement Rejecting Racism, Anti-Semitism and Ethnic Discrimination

At United Way of Portage County, we know that a community thrives when everyone feels respected and included. That’s why we are committed to fostering an environment where everyone can be themselves and achieve their full potential.


We, the United Way of Portage County Board of Directors and employees, stand committed to affirming our identity as an organization that rejects all racism, anti-Semitism and ethnic discrimination in all their forms.


We recognize that systemic racism, unjust policies and practices in our institutions, and other forms of oppression have - and continue to - marginalize entire populations of people. While racism and prejudice are not always conscious, their consequences are always dehumanizing.

We denounce all forms of racism, anti-Semitism and ethnic discrimination. They have no place in our society and undermine our efforts to create a community where all people can realize their full potential.

We stand committed to challenging and correcting inequities and ensuring that those whose voices have been quieted are heard. We will continue to work alongside all stakeholders and partners to foster opportunities for education and awareness to create a more equitable community for all.