About Us


United Way of Long Island advances the common good, creating opportunities for a better life for all by focusing on three key building blocks; health, education and financial stability. It is our priority to create equity across Long Island by investing in partnerships, helping the most vulnerable and at risk through organizations and programs that demonstrate raising the bar for fairness and equal access to services. Our organization provides a united solution and impact, fighting for families across Long Island.     

We recruit people and organizations that bring the passion, expertise and resources needed to get things done. LIVE UNITED® is a call to action for everyone to become a part of the change. United Way of Long Island is an independent locally-operated 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, led and governed by an independent Board of Directors.


We do this by developing programs and funding over 100 community partners. Together, we invest in education to ensure children succeed in school and achieve their potential. We help families become financially stable and independent. And, we ensure our communities have access to healthcare, food, and positive lifestyle choices. Our leadership team, supported by a high profile Board of Directors, bring together partners and volunteers from across Long Island to discuss issues, raise funds and develop programs for the building blocks of a good life:

United Way of Long Island offers high impact solutions at very low cost by being efficient, effective and transparent. 85 cents of every dollar we collect directly supports programs. Join us. Make an investment in changing a life. Give. Advocate. Volunteer.

We offer an effective, efficient and caring way for Long Islanders to make the greatest year-round impact in their hometowns. These days, with so many choices to make with your charitable dollars, United Way of Long Island can be your partner to ensure your contribution improves people's lives in the communities where you live, work and play. Most importantly, donations made on Long Island, stay on Long Island.

Contributions to United Way of Long Island support Education, Financial Stability, Health, and our community partner agencies. See how your gift makes a difference right here on Long Island, read our Success Stories.


United Way of Long Island is celebrating its 55th anniversary. Discover our history and dig into photograph archives to see how we've helped Long Islanders over the course of five and a half decades.