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Mile High United Way


Working side-by-side with the community, Mile High United Way takes on critical human services issues facing our seven-county footprint including the Metro Denver, Boulder, and Broomfield communities. Through our community programs and initiatives, we focus on our three interconnected Community Priorities: giving all children a strong start, supporting education and academic success, and creating economic opportunity for all.

Our Mission

Unite people, ideas, and resources to advance the common good.

Our Vision

A community united to create opportunities for all.

Where We Work

Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, and Jefferson Counties in Colorado.

Our History

Our story began on October 16, 1887 when a group of visionaries, including Frances Wisebart Jacobs, a priest, two ministers and a rabbi, formed what is known today as Mile High United Way. They believed there was a better way to meet people’s needs, and today, United Way continues their mission at 1,800 local chapters across the globe.


We listen to every voice.

We ensure children are entering school ready to succeed, young adults are prepared for college or the workforce, and families have their basic needs met and have opportunities to move toward economic success.

We take action, together.

We know that not one organization alone can solve our community’s toughest problems. We mobilize the people and resources needed across the public, private, and philanthropic sectors.

Mile High United Way and Xcel Energy are partnered to respond to pressing community needs for families in Metro Denver. Learn more!


When you give to Mile High United Way, your dollars do more.
We surround our community with the programs and resources that address today’s biggest issues and help prevent tomorrow’s.
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Creating long-term change, one step at a time.
Learn more about how public policy plays a critical role in our work to create pathways to success.

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Volunteering can be a fun and deeply rewarding experience where you can make immediate change.
Make an immediate and lasting change by improving lives and building a stronger community.