United Way of the U.S. Virgin Island's mission is to mobilize the caring power of the community for the common good. This mission is realized through our work by providing leadership, promoting charitable giving, advocating for a cause and providing an opportunity to volunteer to make a difference for the common good in our Territory. The United Way focuses on the three building blocks for a quality of life: Health, Education, and Financial Stability.
The United Way of the U.S. Virgin Islands opened it's doors and began it's mission work to the territory as the "Community Chest" in 1937. The Community Chest was established to support community members with assistance. The organization changed it's name, as did our national counterparts, and became the United Way locally during the 1978 - 1979 campaign year. The organization was known as the the United Way of St. Thomas-St. John. After completing 78 years in service in the district, the mission work was extended to the island of St. Croix in 2015 to promote and share the success of United Way in the USVI. The organization is the only United Way servicing the territory which includes, St. Thomas, St. John, St. Croix and Water Island. The organization updated its name that year (2015) and is now known as the United Way of the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The organization has a professional staff engaged in the day to day operations with offices located on the island of St. Thomas and the island of St. Croix. The corporation adheres to the policies and mission set forth by the volunteer Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees and United Way Worldwide. Since beginning its' mission in the territory, the organization has completed more than 80 years of service in our community. The organization has provided leadership and grant funding to the community and impact programs totaling more than $25,000,000 to date. We are ever expanding our work to support our community and be the helping hand that we committed to since our beginning in 1937. We are proud to serve the USVI!
Our primary objective is to facilitate the discussion and provide the platform to create real change for the common good of all people. The organization strives to work with the individual, the public sector, and private sector to join together in a territory-wide effort to give, advocate, and volunteer. Our focus is to promote the positive and help those who are in need. In an ever changing world, we are here to serve and we ask that we all join together to Live United for our USVI community and ensure that we are invested and committed to continue the fight for our territory's bright future. That future includes you!
Why Support United Way USVI?
United Way USVI is working to advance the common good by focusing on education, heath, and financial stability. These are the building blocks for a good life—a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement, and good health. Our goal is to create long-lasting changes that mitigate failure and drive overall success.
When you invest your time, or money, in the work of United Way USVI, you are fighting for the education, financial stability and health of everyone in our community. You are saying yes to...
⦁ Children getting a strong start in life and staying on a path to high school graduation.
⦁ People having a closer chance at achieving their dreams.
⦁ The health and well-being of our neighbors.
⦁ Helping anchor these opportunities and more in communities across the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Join the fight. We have one life to live, and to live better, we must LIVE UNITED.
No matter the size of your gift, or the amount of time you have to volunteer, you are helping build a network of support that unites people, improves lives and strengthens our community.
Join us in saying Yes. United, We Win. #iliveunited340