We envision a community where every child, family and individual is healthy, has a safe place to live, and has every opportunity to succeed in school, in life, and in work. And we believe there's never been a better time to make that happen. Now is our opportunity to band together and fight for a more equitable future. To be bold and loud. To kick down old barriers and champion new ways of thinking.
Now is the time for Mighty Change.
Over the next five years, we will put all of our efforts behind driving positive change for our community to reach Mighty Goals in Health, Housing and Homelessness, Education and Workforce Development.
We can’t beat today’s issues with yesterday’s thinking. Change demands bold new solutions. So, we’re redeploying our energies and realigning our resources and partners to support our community. The goals we’ve set are not small or easy, but they are achievable when we work together as a community to be a force for change.
Even small actions add up to make a big difference. Here are a few ways to get involved right now.
ASU students as they collect items for Hygiene Kits to assist people experiencing homelessness.
MC2026 is a direct result of a year-long, community engagement and input process. This 5-Year Impact Plan is a new direction for Valley of the Sun United Way’s work that expands beyond our traditional grant-making role and includes new opportunities for Valley of the Sun United Way to drive community change in the areas of Health, Housing & Homelessness, Education, and Workforce Development.
Beginning Tuesday, April 6, 2021, Valley of the Sun United Way will open the Request for Proposal (RFP) process. The grants program provides funding that is competitive, open to nonprofits and schools operating in Maricopa County. It allows United Way to partner with the community, organizations and schools for overall impact that moves forward our strategic priorities. The deadline to apply is Thursday, April 22, 2021.