About Us

Our History

In 1887, a Denver woman, a priest, two ministers and a rabbi got together... It sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, but they didn't walk into a bar; what they did do was recognize the need to work together in new ways to make Denver a better place.
Frances Wisebart Jacobs, the Rev. Myron W. Reed, Msgr. William J.O’Ryan, Dean H. Martyn Hart and Rabbi William S. Friedman put together an idea that became the nation's first united campaign, benefitting 10 area health and welfare agencies. They created an organization to collect the funds for local charities, to coordinate relief services, to counsel and refer clients to cooperating agencies, and to make emergency assistance grants for cases that could not be referred. That year, Denver raised $21,700 for this greater good, and created a movement that would become United Way.

United Way

United Way is a 130 year old worldwide movement engaged in nearly 1800 communities across 41 countries and territories worldwide. Through our global network, we raise over $5 billion annually and impact up to 50 million people every year by focusing on education, income and health - the building blocks for a good quality of life and a strong community.

United Way is an international social change movement to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities.  It has a global network United Way Worldwide with over 4000 non-profit organizations and more than 1400 United Ways in 43 countries that work to advance the common good of communities focused on education, income and health. These are the building blocks for a good life: a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement, and good health.

United Way Network in India

United Way has been in existence in India for the past 30 years. Through a national body and chapters in Baroda, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi-NCR, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai, the United Way network in India partners with over 600 NGOs and impacts 3,00,000+ lives annually. While each chapter is governed by a separate board and sets its own mandates, a collective commitment is made to mobilizing the caring power of communities to advance the common good. The chapters manage independent projects across the country and also collaborate to leverage each other's expertise and local connect. This ensures a close grassroot connection while bringing in best practices from across the sector.

United Way Kolkata


Help Corporate India go beyond temporary fix and create lasting social impacts by uplifting the entire community


Improving Inovs by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good


Envision a world where all Individuals & families achieve their human Potential through education. Income stability & health lives

Board of Trustees

Mr. Dinesh AgarwalMr. Dinesh AgarwalPresidentRead More
Mr. Shourya MandalMr. Shourya MandalVice PresidentRead More
Mr. Subrata BagchiMr. Subrata BagchiSecretaryRead More
Mr. Amitava Ranjan SenMr. Amitava Ranjan SenTreasurerRead More
Mr. Joydeep Datta GuptaMr. Joydeep Datta GuptaMemberRead More
Mr. K.P.SenguptaMr. K.P.SenguptaMemberRead More
Mr. Ambar MukerjiMr. Ambar MukerjiExecutive Director, SkyBits TechnologiesRead More
Mr. Rajiv PujaraMr. Rajiv PujaraVisionary and CEO, The Last PersonRead More