On Monday, March 16th, we convened CEOs and other senior representatives from our partner agencies to discuss how we can work together to support our community in response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.  We also conducted “scenario planning” to determine how we can work collectively to anticipate and better respond to a series of possible futures.  We are very proud of our partner agencies and how they are willing and able to work together, whether during their day-to-day operations or in a crisis.  During that meeting, we collectively identified a series of current and upcoming fiscal needs associated with our coronavirus response:

  • Funding for operational costs – The COVID-19 response is increasing demand for their services at the same time it is reducing their capability to host their fundraisers.

If you wish to contribute to the Coronavirus Response Fund, please click "Donate Now" below or TEXT SGFresponds to 41444.


Donate to the Coronavirus Response Fund


  • Supplies – The shortages of supplies that we are all experiencing at home are the same shortages that our partner agencies are experiencing.  We have received a list of items that are immediate needs from our Partner Agencies, we will continue to update this list.

To find information about important services and opportunites to donate click the link below.


Find information about important services and opportunities to donate

Giving The Ozarks Hope For A Better Life

United Way of the Ozarks works every day to improve lives in our community by uniting community support. We invest in programs that for a safety net for families experiencing challenges and focus on education to get up stream on reducing poverty. We connect communities, people and hope.

Superheroes unite for campaign

Community superheroes will don their capes to help raise money for United Way of the Ozarks' 2019 Campaign. Funds raised through this annual campaign stay local and support programs through 22 agencies in 14 counties in Southwest Missouri. Last year, we fell short of our $3 million goal, and this year there's no Kryptonite strong enough to detour us from hitting this goal. To find out how to get involved or download 2019 materials, click below. 


United Way By The Numbers


Individuals Served By United Way Funded Programs in 2018

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