To achieve this, we focus on three building blocks that lie at the foundation
to reach that potential: education, financial stability and health.


When it comes to accessing health services, a person’s zip code should never be a deterrent to success, and it should never be a barrier to improved health. Yet for many, that is a daily reality.


Success in life begins with a quality education. And yet, millions of children lack support to strengthen their literacy, stay on track in school, graduate from high school and find a career.

Financial Stability

Chronic unemployment. Financial illiteracy. Homelessness. In communities around the world, individuals and families are facing financial obstacles that prevent a good quality of life.

United Way fights for the health, education

and financial stability of every person in

every community.





Get a Grip

Empowering Women Refugees

Reaching the Unreachable

Elderly & Refugees Supporting Each Other

Finding Durable Solutions for the Undocumented


United Way is creating lasting changes around the world.
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Tailor-Made Projects

We can work together with you to find, create and execute projects that fit your cause and CSR. With our experience and knowledge, we pick the right organisation and do the quality checks.​


Trusted Partners

We are a trusted global organisation and only work with trusted partners to fulfill projects. We make sure that the funds are spent effectively and transparently.


Strong Communication Strategy

With our strong national and international brand we will make sure your efforts are also communicated through the right channels.




Peter Weiss


Peter has over 35 years of banking experience mainly as a career expatriate with ABN Amro holding positions across different functions and geographies. He was CEO in Venezuela, Greece and Romania. Currently, Peter holds a number of non-executive Board positions with financial institutions, private companies, NGOs and educational institutions.

Steven van Groningen


Steven van Groningen is a banker who has occupied, over the past 20 years, various top management positions in subsidiaries of Western-European banks in Romania, Hungary and Russia.

He is also very much involved in several organizations and professional associations which aim to improve the climate for investment, stimulating the development of the Romanian economy and the quality of life. Steven van Groningen also teaches Business Ethics course for MBA students of Maastricht School of Management in Bucharest. He is a former canoeing Olympian, Ironman triathlete and he remained very active in sports life. Steven was one of the founders and first President of United Way Romania and is the former Chairman of the United Way Worldwide Leadership Council.

Henriëtte Hulsebosch


Henriëtte has been general Manager of Kansfonds with heart and soul for over ten years. Caring for vulnerable people is a leitmotiv in her career. After a start as budget consultant for the disabled, she helped shape social policy for two municipalities. Eventually, she found her place in the world of funds; initially as an senior advisor at Oranje Fonds, later as General Manager at Kansfonds.

Willem van Gogh

General Board Member

Great grandson of Theo van Gogh, brother of the painter, Willem has been working for the Van Gogh Museum since 1999, after a career as a lawyer. From director of the shops in the Museum to advisor to the Board since 2009. In this role, he works as ambassador for the museum to expand and strengthen its national and international network.

Pien van Karnebeek-Thijssen

General Board Member

Pien started her career in various commercial positions at Heineken N.V. and subsequently at Philips N.V. She then worked in executive search at Yess International. Pien is lady-in-waiting to H.M. Queen Máxima since 2013. She is also currently a board member of Rijksmuseum Fonds and has been on boards of various foundations throughout her career. She holds a masters degree in Economics from the University of Amsterdam.