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Local - United Way of Long Island is one of 1400 autonomous and independent United Ways in the nation. The United Way of Long Island raises money for over 180+ health and human service agencies, which provide services to children and families residing in Nassau/Suffolk County. All funds contributed to United Way of Long Island stay on Long Island and are used to help your friends, neighbors and fellow employees.

Results - One in three Long Islanders are helped by United Way agencies. Chances are you or someone you know has benefited from a United Way of Long Island supported organization. Last year, member agencies touched the lives of over one and a half million Long Islanders. Job loss, the passing of a loved one, illness, disabilities, family problems, mental disorders and the realities of growing up and growing old know no boundaries.

Accountable - United Way uses corporate volunteers to review agencies annually to ensure your gifts are having the greatest impact possible. United Way of Long Island is overseen by a Board of Directors comprised of leading corporate Executives and is audited annually by PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP – one of the nations most respected certified public accounting firms.

Efficient - United Way is one of the most cost effective not for profit organizations, with more than 84% of every dollar raised used for direct agency support. This far exceeds the standard of 65% established by the Better Business Bureau.


Your United Way Today

Today’s United Way of Long Island is a partnership between you, local corporations and businesses, organized labor, volunteers and 180 health and human service agencies that work collectively to make our communities a better place to live and work for all of us.

  • United Way of Long Island generates funds for 180 of the most effective health and human service agencies on Long Island
  • Invests in solutions to critical social issues and problems
  • Fosters volunteerism among all Long Island residents
  • Assesses and evaluates community issues and needs

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Last Modified: October 26, 2009