United Way the Netherlands aims to bring about lasting, positive change
in Dutch communities by alleviating the hardship of vulnerable population groups.

We are impact-driven, solving issues in our focal groups. To this end, we identify and engage the help of a whole range of talented partners and coordinate their contributions to increase our effectiveness for maximum success.

In broad terms, we want to help individuals and families achieve their potential. In order to reach this objective, we strive to integrate vulnerable refugees, to connect isolated seniors and to achieve financial stability for adolescent youth.


Our mission is to improve the quality of life in our communities through
individual giving, corporate giving and volunteerism.

We are the problem solvers, the hand raisers, the game changers.

Mental health-related support, quality education and financial stability are the building blocks underpinning our activities.

Mental Health

A person’s personal and financial situation should never prevent access to mental health services. Yet for many in the Netherlands, barriers to this type of healthcare are a daily reality.


Success in life begins with a quality education. Sadly, tens of thousands of young people need better language and other skills to stay on track at school and finish their education in order to find a career.

Financial Stability

Chronic unemployment, financial illiteracy and homelessness are some of the causes making financial stability hard to achieve for both individuals and families.


United Way advances the common good in communities across the world.
Our worldwide focus is on education, income and health – the building blocks for a good quality of life.

United Way is the number 1 privately funded non-profit organization in the world. Through independent offices in nearly 1,800 communities in more than 40 countries, we make it our mission to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities to advance the common good. We bring together the organizations, families and resources required to create opportunities of better lives for all.

United Way the Netherlands was founded on 14 December, 2018, to create a lasting, positive change in Dutch communities.


Myles will help you find out more about ways to support United Way the Netherlands

Myles Bavin

Programme Officer

Email to: info@unitedway.nl