United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey’s (UWGPSNJ) mission is to end poverty and expand opportunity for all. As we near our 100th anniversary, we are focused on new approaches to harnessing the collective power of our region to help individuals and families break the cycle of poverty, and new ways of engaging and investing in the communities we serve.
- Motivating individual, corporate, and institutional philanthropy;
- Investing in evidence-based programming to increase opportunity and employment, financial empowerment for families, and resource high quality early education;
- Measuring progress and strengthening the nonprofit sector in the areas of data/evaluation, leadership, and organizational effectiveness; and
- Convening local and national leaders to build and execute groundbreaking strategies for the region.
The Promise is a public-private partnership of United Way of Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey, private philanthropy, the City of Philadelphia, and high-performing community organizations to reduce Philadelphia’s poverty rate and support an equitable economic recovery from the pandemic. This newly launched initiative will create economic mobility in Philadelphia and lift 100,000 people above the poverty line in five years.