How We Work

Your contribution is invested carefully in programs proven to work. Mesa United Way focuses on three areas of need:


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.


Ensuring Mesa youth develop important social and educational skills through quality after-school services, mentoring programs, parenting skills, and leadership training.

Financial Stability

Homelessness in Arizona is on the rise. We are fighting for these people, 43% of are children, to get into permanent housing and find lasting employment.

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?