Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Statement


United Way of Story County (UWSC) strives to improve the quality of life in our community for individuals and families. To do so, we recognize that inequities must be identified and addressed. UWSC unequivocally denounces all forms of discrimination.  We specifically call out racial and ethnic discrimination as particularly harmful based on the historical and systemic ways in which racism harms our collective community.

UWSC commits to engaging in and promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of our organization and work.  Our efforts must include the proactive reinforcement of policies, practices, attitudes, and actions that produce equitable access, opportunities, treatment, impact and outcomes for all people. This requires both inward and outward facing work. We recognize that this is neither easy nor always comfortable work. Yet, this is necessary for all community members to be healthy, educated, and financially stable.

To fully execute UWSC's Vision and Mission, we commit to placing diversity, equity, and inclusion practices at the center of our work. Our Board of Directors, President and CEO, and staff provide support and leadership to these efforts and ensure daily implementation.  It is our goal that our partners, strategies, and investments embrace this work as critical to achieving success in the areas of health, education, and financial stability.  This is the heart of what it means to LIVE UNITED.