United Way Worldwide is the leadership and support organization for the network of local United Ways.
All local funding decisions are made by the individual United Ways with the input of local leaders and community stakeholders. United Way Worldwide does not control funding decisions by local United Ways. In many instances, funding for Planned Parenthood is the result of specific direction from individual donors, including those from the United Way Worldwide Donor Advised Giving program.
As of September 2020, out of nearly 1,100 local United Ways in the United States, 1% support Planned Parenthood. The amount of financial support represents less than one-tenth of one percent of total United Way revenue.
Several local United Way partners provide professional family and individual counseling services. Local United Way-funded pregnancy related programs focus on community health maintenance (e.g. communicable disease prevention; medical care service; family planning; health education; public awareness services; and family preservation) and strengthening services like counseling and family life education.
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