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 opporunity to volunteer to make a difference for the common good in our Territory.
The United Way of the U.S. Virgin Islands began it's mission work to the territory as the "Community Chest" in 1937. After 41 years of service, the organization became the United Way during the 1978 - 1979 campaign year. The United Way of St. Thomas - St. John, after completing an additional 36 years in service, extended its' mission work to the island of St. Croix in 2015. It is now the only United Way organization servicing the territory. The organization is now known as the United Way of the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The organization has a professional staff enagaged in the day to day operation of the corporation and adheres to the policies and mission set forth by the volunteer Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees of the United Way of the U.S. Virgin Islands are responsible for the governance of the organization, which includes the establishment of general policies, and the strategic mission. Since beginning its' mission in the territory, the organization has completed more than 75 years of service in our community. The organization has provided leadership and grant funding to the community and impact programs totaling more than $11,000,000 to date.
The primary objective of the United Way is to facilitate the discussion and provide the platform to create real change for our common good. 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 for the common good for all.