About Us

Heart of Arkansas United Way has been improving lives and strengthening our community since 1923.

Nearly 100 years later, our commitment remains, as we strategically respond to the unique challenges of our time. Uniting donors, volunteers, and partners to meet the needs of our neighbors has been our legacy and continues to be at the heart of our work.

Our Vision

A community united to create better opportunities for all.

Our Mission

Through leadership, partnerships and innovation, Heart of Arkansas United Way unites community resources to meet changing health and human needs. 

Diversity and Inclusion

For one hundred years, Heart of Arkansas United Way has believed that a community can only succeed when we are united, and that every individual receives equal opportunity to pursue their dreams and maintain their livelihood.

We are committed to inclusion across all dimensions including race, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, physical or mental abilities. This enables us to address our communities’ most pressing needs effectively and authentically.


Our Shared Values

We will serve, guide, convene, empower, and support people, initiatives and organizations.

We will strategically, efficiently and transparently manange financial resources entrusted to our care.

We will recognize, value and engage different viewpoints, backgrounds and life experiences.

We will be honest and ethical, always setting a positive example.

We will partner with community stakeholders in the spirit that we accomplish more together.


2022 United Way Membership Requirements Completed

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