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Dignity, Justice, Respect

For 96 years United Way of Miami-Dade has lived by core principles that all of us should expect for ourselves and grant to others. Those words carry even greater weight today.

As these tragic events continue to demonstrate, without equity for all of us, the community we aspire to be is nothing but a dream.

No matter the race, income, background and zip code, every individual should have an opportunity to thrive. It is why we do what we do – fight for the education, financial stability and health of every individual in our community. We stand with our communities in this moment of grief and call upon all of us to come together to heal wounds, address systemic issues and ensure equity and justice for all.

Maria C. Alonso, President & CEO, UNITED WAY OF MIAMI-DADE

Who we are

Changing lives is at the heart of what we do – from our beginnings in 1924 to now. We partner with hundreds of individuals and organizations that share a collective vision for what is possible. Through our work in education, financial stability and health, we are improving the odds for children and families, today and for generations to come.

    Your vote, your voice: Vote on August 18!

    Your vote is an opportunity to remind our elected officials and lawmakers what’s important to us—the education of our children, the financial stability of our families, the health and safety of our neighbors. Make your voice heard during our local elections on August 18 by voting!

      Have you been counted?

      Now more than ever, members of our community need to be counted. The 2020 Census determines the level of funding for programs that support education, housing, transportation, emergency services, food assistance and more. The deadline to self-respond has been extended to September 30. Funding and government representation determined by the census responses will impact our community for a decade.

        Edmund N. Ansin
        1936 – 2020

        We mourn the loss of a longtime and loyal friend, Ed Ansin. Humble and kind, he will be remembered for his exceptional leadership, his dedication to community and outstanding philanthropy. His lead gift provided United Way its home, The Ansin Building. Our community has lost a remarkable humanitarian. His legacy will live on.

          Mask up, Miami!

          Supporting a stronger Miami while staying safe = win-win. For a nominal donation, own a United Way-branded mask and help support individuals and families in need.

            Meet Amarilis

            Amarilis never thought she’d have children because of a medical diagnosis. But after what she calls a miracle and a high-risk pregnancy, Amy was born in 2016. Now, she’s a very involved mom and an advocate for her daughter—and the children of our community. But her inspiration came from an unexpected source: Our United Way.

              Support small businesses this summer

              Small businesses are the backbone of Miami-Dade's economy—and they need our help. After all, when small businesses thrive, our community does too. Support small today!

                COVID-19 Resources

                COVID-19, a major international pandemic, is affecting all our lives. United Way is proactively monitoring and aggregating information and resources that are available to help Miami-Dade community members during this economic and public health crisis.

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