United We Fight. United We Win



United Way of the Desert 

We fight for the Health, Education, and Financial Stability of every person in our community. We are more than fundraisers; we are hand-raisers and game-changers. We raise our hands to lead the fight and reach out to the many local residents that need us. We need you to join the fight.


We win by forging the right partnerships and programs. We win by finding new solutions to old problems. We win by mobilizing the best resources, and by inspiring individuals to join the fight against our community;s unique challenges. We win by Living United. 



Our Mission

To break the cycle of poverty in the Coachella Valley through mobilizing the caring power of community. We envision a healthy and vibrant community, where individuals and families have access to the opportunities to reach their potential through health, education, and financial stability.  


Through our Community Impact Agenda, we work to ensure people get the support services they need right now, while simultaneously addressing the root causes of poverty in our region- that's how we create positive change and lasting Community Impact. By providing oportunities for early literacy and quality education to all children, we're setting them on the path to school success, graduation, and college or career success. These children are then more likely to hold skilled jobs and be financially equipped to support their own families one day. A stable home environment, nutritious food, and good health are not only basic human needs, but are directly linked to a successful life.

That's what it means to LIVE UNITED.