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Aspire to help people live the best life possible.


Everyday, people in our community are struggling to put food on the table, cope with mental and physical health challenges or to be independent.

One person can't tackle every issue. It takes all of us working together.

United Way of Southeast Louisiana is the most effective and efficient way for you to support our region. Your hard earned dollars stay in our community to help with needs as varied as the people who live here. Tell Us, Join Us, Show Us. [Let your voice be heard!]


Learn more about United Way's Early Grade Reading Initiative and our recent launch right here in Southeast Louisiana. [Click HERE for more information.]



Brees Leads a Winning Team
Drew Brees matched a gift from the Brees Dream Foundation to a $75,000 donation from Chairman & CEO of Latter & Blum, Robert Merrick, on behalf of United Way reaching the goal of $1 million set for “Be The Next One,” a fundraising campaign to help in the long-term recovery for those impacted by Hurricane Isaac. [more]


UW/APAS Cultural Awareness Grant
Organizations can apply for a $2,500 grant to promote cultural projects in the Asian-Pacific community of the Greater New Orleans Area. Only 9 grants will be awarded. The project must be open to the general public to expand people's knowledge of the Asian-Pacific community while celebrating the rich heritage of the Asian-Pacific community. [learn more and apply here]


VITA offers FREE Person to Person Tax Help!
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance [VITA] program offers free person-to-person tax help to people who generally make $53,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. [register]

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Join Our Team


United Way is seeking a Relief Building Engineer for our New Orleans office. Please click here for more information.



Community Conversations

Thanks to all who participated in our Community Conversations!  Visit our interactive map to see what we heard. [more]



Give NOLA Day

Mark your calendars and save the date!
This GiveNOLA Day, your tax-deductible gift to the United Way of Southeast Louisiana will support our maximum impact in our region. This allows you to help the most people and do the most good for our entire community. Click here to learn more!
Visit our giving page #GiveNOLADay


Tools You Can Use

The Common Good Forecaster:
Explore How Education Affects Us All.

Education benefits all of us. Educational attainment is linked to better jobs, higher income, health, life expectancy, voter turnout, incarceration, self-worth and dignity, and prospects for one's children. United Way and the Measure of America created the Common Good Forecaster TM a tool to forecast how things might change in your community if educational outcomes were better. [more]


A Prescription for Everyday Savings
We’ve partnered with FamilyWize to distribute free prescription discount cards to everyone ... [more]


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