Statement of Principle: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
United Way of Benton & Franklin Counties recognizes diversity, equity, and inclusion as core values that are critical to achieving our mission to improve lives and achieve sustainable change in community conditions.
We recognize that diversity empowers our mission. We actively seek collaborations with people of differing identities. By bringing together individuals with unique backgrounds, experiences, and ways of thinking, we can collectively and more effectively build resilient communities.
We oppose all forms of racism and are committed to advancing equity in our community. We acknowledge that historical marginalization of persons of color and implicit bias has created lasting inequities. We recognize that improving the lives of everyone in our community means we must continue to focus on building understanding and trust, removing barriers, and creating conditions that enables everyone opportunities to thrive.
Our United Way values inclusion. We are committed to an organizational culture that welcomes, values, respects, and hears all people.
Together with our donors and partners, we are building a just and fair community in which all can participate, prosper, and reach their full potential.