How we work


Our Mission:
Uniting Community. Inspiring Donors. Improving Lives.
Our Vision:
A community of people that energizes, inspires and cares for one another.
Our Values:
Compassion, Innovation, Integrity, Relationships, Results

Your contribution is invested carefully in programs proven to work. Mesa United Way focuses on four areas of need:
Basic Needs:
Ensuring hungry families receive food boxes, children are clothed and fed, and abused women and children find a shelter safe from violence.
Education:
Ensuring Mesa youth develop important social and educational skills through quality after-school services, mentoring programs, parenting skills, and leadership training.
Health:
Providing the tools - physical and emotional therapy, technology and job training - for children and families with special needs to lead independent, productive and meaningful lives.
Self-Reliance:
Allowing the elderly, individuals with disabilities, and families experiencing economic hardship to maintain as much self-sufficiency as possible.

Here’s how it works:
The Community Allocation Panels (CAP) oversee the annual allocation of Mesa United Way funding to eligible non-profit human service agencies. The Panels conduct in-depth evaluations of all applications for funding, and then make final funding recommendations to the Board of Directors.
Would you like to be part of the Community Allocation Process? Click HERE to learn more.

A foundation of trust:
Click HERE for our Code of Ethics
Click HERE for our Privacy Policy
Click the links below for our Financials:
Financial Statements 2015 (audit)
IRS Form 990 2015 for Mesa United Way
IRS Form 990 2015 for Helen's Hope Chest