“Our mission is to mobilize the caring power of the Valley and Greater Utica Area by connecting people, resources and ideas to create a thriving community.”

We are all different. But we’re connected, interdependent, and when we unite we can advance the common good and create a better life for all.

When we LIVE UNITED and direct our time, efforts and funds to programs that best address the needs in our community, we really make an impact.

It takes all of us, working together, to create the best future for our community.

Different Apart. United for the common good.

Contact Us

United Way of the Valley & Greater Utica Area
201 Lafayette St., Suite 201
Utica, NY 13502

Phone: 315-733-4691
Fax: 315-733-4105


Young Leaders United is a group of young professionals committed to making a difference in the Valley and Greater Utica Area.

YLU is open to anyone under 40 years of age who donates to United Way VGU and volunteers at least 10 hours per calendar year. Click here to learn more.


Are you interested
in running a Campaign
at your workplace? 

Click here for more information.


United Way of the Valley & Greater Utica Area has met Better Business Bureau's 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a BBB Accredited Charity. You can view United Way VGU's full Charity Review online at www.bbb.org.