The United Way of Jamaica (UWJ) was established in 1985 to fulfill the need for a sustained system required for mobilizing resources for the private voluntary sector. The UWJ consist of a Volunteer Board of Governors with the responsibility for determining the policies of the corporation.
The UWJ is an approved Charitable Organization which seeks to advocate for the public good. Over the years, there has been significant investment and impact in the areas of education, income generation and health. The organization brings donors, volunteers, community leaders and other stakeholders together to address pressing needs in our society. The investment of resources and forging of partnerships are also utilized to support a wide range of services. In times of disaster, the organization collaborate with its partners in relief and restoration efforts.
Our mission is “to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities to advance the common good”.