United Way is a network of local community-led nonprofits. We understand the most pressing health, education, and financial stability needs in each community we serve, create an impact agenda, and develop strategies to solve problems with local experts at the table.
The issues affecting our communities are great and rapidly changing. We need new solutions – powered by new technology and led by diverse leaders. Your crypto donation will support United Way Worldwide’s Innovation Fund. The Innovation Fund drives the development of new technologies and approaches to solve our biggest health and human service challenges. We're disrupting food insecurity through partnerships with ride sharing programs. We're using technology to connect people in need with healthcare and social service agencies. The Innovation Fund creates change in four ways:
- Equipping Innovators: we train nonprofit leaders and community volunteers in design thinking, lean startup, and other frameworks and techniques that innovation requires
- Creating and Scaling Solutions: We seek out the best ideas, host innovation challenges, and support the incubation of promising concepts that could create impact across our worldwide network.
- Exploring Emerging Tech: We invest time and resources understanding the evolving tech landscape to inspire future-oriented innovations that can support the whole nonprofit sector
- Sharing What We Learn: We develop case studies and reports to make sure what's learned at United Way can inform innovators everywhere
United Way Worldwide was one of the first and the largest US nonprofit to accept cryptocurrency starting in 2014. Thank you for sharing what you HODL with us every year and for helping us grow into this new era of innovative philanthropy.