Mile High United Way

Mile High United Way supports families. We believe every person that calls Colorado home deserves the opportunity to thrive. With your gift today, you can help individuals and families in the most under-resourced neighborhoods of Metro Denver find stability and wraparound support.

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General Information

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Mile High United Way Inc​​​​​​​
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Offers Additional Colorado State Tax Credit
EZ Tax Credit & Child Care Credit
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711 Park Avenue West
Denver, CO 80205
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Mission Statement

Our mission: Uniting people, ideas and resources to advance the common good.

Through our community programs and initiatives, we support families and focus on our three interconnected Community Priorities: giving all children a strong start, supporting education and academic success, and creating economic opportunity for all.

Organization History

Mile High United Way, the very first United Way in the world, was founded in Denver, Colorado in 1887 with the same vision we have today - that everyone in Colorado deserves the opportunity to thrive, and that we are stronger as a Community United.

A group of visionaries including a Denver woman, priest, two ministers and a rabbi, all who believed there must be a better way to meet the needs of local people, came together on October 16, 1887, and formed what is known today as Mile High United Way. Today, United Way has 1,800 local chapters across the globe.


"The classes that we took, these are things we don't learn in foster care. This is our chance to learn, because in the future, it's going to make us a better person - not just for ourselves and our household, but to the whole community." - Gloria, participant in Mile High United Way's Bridging the Gap program

"There are so many amazing components to the Mile High United Way and Thornton partnership…Getting Lyft vouchers for families so they can get transportation to the necessary places. Paying rent. Getting deposits. So, a lot of amazing stories at each of our schools through this partnership." - Shannon West, Principal, Thornton Elementary

"I learned a lot that has helped me to support my son on any homework or computer tasks. We support each other, as he is being raised in this technological world, he is very advanced with it and the areas in which he doesn't manage, I help him. Having the knowledge removes the fear." - Yadira, a parent in Mile High United Way's United for School program on Parent Technology Training

"United for Business has been super helpful for some time. When COVID hit, they brought resources and help, they've always been here. And now, we're purchasing a new business, and they've been a big, big support. They've helped us with everything - evaluation of the business, the attorney, every step." - Lis, small business owner and client in Mile High United Way's United for Business program.

"Going through PIE gave me confidence in interacting with financial institutions, knowledge of the intricacies of homeownership, and empowers me to pursue them courageously and with ownership." - Participant in Mile High United Way's Personal Investment Enterprise (PIE) program.

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