Our Work



United Way of the Desert fights for the Health, Education, and Financial Stability of every person in our community. We raise our hands to lead the fight against our community's unique challenges because we envision a vibrant and healthy Coachella Valley, built on opportunities for everyone. 


Our mission is to break the cycle of poverty in the Coachella Valley by mobilizing the caring power of community. 


Our focus areas are the pillars of success and the path to having a good quality life. With a focus on all crucial areas of life, we can help move struggling individuals and families towards positive, long-lasting change. This is what we call Community Impact. Please learn more about our work by browsing each focus area, to better understand all the factors that can impact a person's life.