Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Anti – Racism & Ethnic Discrimination Statement

United Way of Etowah County fights for the health, education, and financial stability of EVERY PERSON in our communities.

WE recognize structural racism/ethnic discrimination and other forms of oppression have contributed to persistent disparities which United Way of Etowah County seeks to dismantle.


WE unequivocally denounce racism/ethnic discrimination because it undermines the well-being and vitality of our communities.


WE seek out opportunities to build relationships with all organizations in our communities that serve all areas of our communities. We engage community members and elevate the voices of those who have traditionally been marginalized.


United Way of Etowah County commits to leveraging our assets, convening strategic investments, awareness building, grant making, and advocacy to create more equitable communities.


Diversity & Inclusion United Way of Etowah County

United Way of Etowah County (UWEC) nurtures and encourages an inclusive environment that leverages the unique contributions of diverse individuals and organizations in all aspects of our work. We know that by bringing diverse individuals and viewpoints together we can collectively and more effectively create opportunities for a better life for all.


UWEC opposes any form of discrimination against any individual or organization.


UWEC values, champions, and embraces diversity in all aspects of UWEC activities and respects others without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, national origin or ancestry, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or status as a qualified disabled or handicapped individual.


UWEC takes the broadest possible view of diversity, going beyond visible differences, to affirm the spirit of all individuals, including the realities, background, experiences, skills, and perspective that make each person who they are. Engaging the power of diverse talent and partners results to innovative solutions necessary to address complex issues.


Diversity and inclusion are at the core of what it means to LIVE UNITED