“The United Way of Northwest Oklahoma has been a beacon in a year that was filled with so much turmoil, loss, and heartbreak. We have been here to help support, encourage, and empower our 15 local non-profit partners. Their works are underappreciated, more impactful than most realize, and provide our community with critical resources that would otherwise create tremendous service gaps. Our United Way works hard to provide a brighter future for families that have the greatest needs. Your generous gifts will help to provide a "hand up" to families seeking assistance in the toughest of times. Thank you!” - Alex Williams, United Way of NW OK President 2021-2022
United Way of Enid & NW Oklahoma is an autonomous community resource governed by a local Board of experienced volunteers. United Way of Enid & NW Oklahoma is solely responsible for which agencies and programs it chooses to support. United Way of Enid & NW Oklahoma focus on HEALTH, EDUCATION and INCOME. Through a single community-wide campaign, United Way of Enid & NW Oklahoma raises funds to help meet local health and human-care needs. First recorded campaign was in 1934. But, United Way is much more than a fund-raiser. Volunteers: Assess current and future community needs. Bring organizations and people together to address needs. Determine where resources are needed most and then distribute them accordingly. Recruit and train other volunteers. Put people in touch with the services they need. Offer management and technical help to a wide range of community agencies. Apart from government, United Way support the greatest variety of health and human services reaching people from all walks of life and all income groups. We provide services in Northwest Oklahoma through agencies that have local chapters. Some are small, one-of-a-kind, local agencies. United Way funding patterns are flexible; United Way supports not only “traditional” agencies, but also those that address new and emerging needs. United Way of Enid & NW Oklahoma as well as all of our agencies receiving funds are nonprofit, tax exempt charities that are governed by volunteers, have annual independent financial oversight, provides services at a reasonable cost, and maintains a policies of diversity and non - discrimination. United Ways are among the most efficient charitable organizations. United Way of Enid & NW Oklahoma has 15 agency partners throughout our community. Thanks to all our donations received, 98.5% stays local, we pay 1.5% to United Way Worldwide for dues; however some of that comes back to our community to pay for training. We have a salary overhead that averages between 11-14 %.