Mission and Values

We fight for the Financial Stability of families in Monterey County.


Engage the community and focus resources to improve lives in Monterey County.

Vision of the Future

Concerned and caring people together building a healthy, secure community.

Core Values

These core values guide the work of United Way Monterey County.

We participate in solving problems facing our communities in Monterey County by mobilizing resources for collective action. We provide leadership to protect our community's human services. We are focused, innovative, bold and courageous.

We are responsible stewards of the resources entrusted to us. Our actions are honest and open in every regard. We respect the trust of our community. We practice accountability, transparency,discipline and responsibility.

We foster an environment of trust and respect for all individuals and points of view. We value the rich diversity of our county and strive to ensure that all our actions are inclusive and reflective of our shared aspirations.

We are focused on achieving the highest standards of organizational excellence. We work to exceed our community's expectations. We focus our efforts on providing the most cost-effective return on investment of our human and financial resources.

We recognize that diverse partners bring expertise, perspective, legitimacy and resources. We pursue mulitple strategic partnerships and share responsibility and credit. United Way can't do it alone.

We identify novel ideas that promise to be catalysts for change and apply them to achieve our goals. We are nimble in making course corrections and use continous feedback to hone our strategies.

We aim to address the root-cause and implement long-term solutions that have the potential to maximize our investments and our impact in the community.

We operate openly and communicate in a clear manner easily understood by the community.

Advance the common good through our commitment to four priority areas: Education, Financial Stability, Health and Basic Needs.

Diversity Policy

As a champion and catalyst for building strong, healthy communities in the Monterey County, United Way values diversity. Read our full Diversity and Inclusion Statement.