Diversity, Equity & Inclusion


Cooke County United Way works to bring together individuals, groups, donors, and service providers to help solve some of the toughest social issues affecting Cooke County.

We empower donors, volunteers, businesses, governments, nonprofits, and community groups to invest in neighbors for a better Cooke County community.

We know the work of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is unique to every organization and person around the world. Below is Cooke County United Way’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Statement of Principle which outlines our commitment to building sustainable, inclusive, and resilient organizations and communities.


We take the broadest possible view of diversity.

We value the visible and invisible qualities that make you who you are.

We welcome that every person brings a unique perspective and experience to advance our mission and progress our fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in every community.

We believe that each community member, donor, volunteer, advocate, and employee must have equal access to solving community problems.

We strive to include diversity, equity, and inclusion practices at the center of our daily work.

We commit to using these practices for our business and our communities.

Join us in embracing diversity, equity and inclusion for every person in every community.

Because of YOU, we stand United.

(Note: much of the language above is adopted from the United Way World Wide’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion statement, developed in collaboration with local United Ways.)

Also read the Anti-Racism and Ethnic Discrimination Statement